Area 23

Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William

Area 23 is the northern part of our Rappahannock Region.

Rappahannock Region Director 

Ali Barnard
abarnard@specialolympicsva.org
540.479.6918
540.479.6919 (fax)

Area 23 Coordinator
Peggy Van Lowe
AreaCoordinator@pwsova.org
540.729.2915

On the Web: Area 23 websiteGreater Prince William Area Facebook

Upcoming events:

Event Date Time Location
Area 11 Special Olympics 9-Hole Tournament September 30, 2018 4pm – 6pm Augustine Golf Course
John Paul The Great Soccer Tournament October 20, 2018 9am – 2pm John Paul The Great Catholic High School
Caroline Soccer Tournament October 27, 2018 9am – 2pm Caroline Recreation Park
The Xperience Tennis Invitational January 17 – 19, 2019 All day Boar's Head Inn & Sports Club

Sports Offered

Flag Football Practice Information

Flag Football starts Sunday, August 26th, at Colgan High School on the Practice Field at 2 PM. Flag Football is a sport that has the excitement of football without the sometimes rough physicality. For questions and other information, or you are interested in helping to coach, please contact Luke Owen at owen.luke.a@gmail.com

We will have more information as we get closer, but the basics are:

  • A mouthpiece (mouth-guard)
  • Athletic shorts with no pockets
  • Rubber cleats or tennis shoes (no metal cleats)
  • Lots of water
  • We will provide the flags and the balls. Looking forward to a fun season!

Soccer Practice Information

This year, we will be practicing on Sundays starting August 21st from 5 to 6:30 PM at Andrew Leitch Park, 5301 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA 22193. 

Wednesday practice starts on August 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM also at Andrew Leitch Park. 

SHIN GUARDS are required. If you are interested in participating in Area 23 Soccer or have any questions, please contact Ilene O'Shell at ioshell@jgw.com.

Bocce Practice Information

If you like to bowl, then how about learning to play bocce? It is usually played outdoors on the grass and has peaked the interest of several athletes. Bocce (sometimes anglicized as bocce or bocce) is a fun ball sport with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina (the smallest ball). The sport allows athletes the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Our bocce program has events for singles and doubles competition. Bocce consists of a spring season (April and May) and a fall season (Aug thru Oct).

  • Practice on Tuesdays, starting August 21st, Heritage Hunt, Gainesville at 6:30 PM (west side)
  • Practice on Thursdays, starting August 23rd, Andrew Leitch Park, Dale City at 6:30 PM (east side)
  • Email Rhonda Tabor at nctabors@juno.com or call 571-338-9050 (east side) or Robert Pourciau at pourciau.robert@gmail.com or call 571-598-4457 (west side) if you are interested in this fun sport.

Bowling Practice Information

Practice on Saturdays, starting September 8th, Mathis Avenue Lanes, Manassas at 12:00 PM.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lenny Codella at 571-643-4159 or lennycodella@msn.com

Area and Local Volunteer Leadership

Volunteer Opportunities!

Interested in volunteering with Area 23 Special Olympics?

Fill out this VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM and someone will contact you!

Contact Us

Rappahannock Region Director
Ali Barnard
abarnard@specialolympicsva.org
540.479.6918

Coaches’ Corner

Check out our Coaches' Corner for rules, coaching guides, and trainings for coaches.

Coaches’ Corner