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Volunteer2Cheer at Basketball Championships March 25 in Stafford

Coming to a court near you … 1000+ Special Olympics Virginia athletes will go for gold at the annual Special Olympics Virginia Basketball Championships, a fun, family-friendly way to score one for respect and spread unity. And we need you to help make it LOUD!!

Special Olympics Virginia’s Basketball Championships take place March 25 from 8 am to 5 pm at various middle and high schools in Stafford and Fredericksburg, including Colonial Forge High School (550 Courthouse Road), Dixon Smith Middle School (503 Deacon Road), Drew Middle School (501 Cambridge Street), H.H. Poole Middle (800 Eustace Road), North Stafford High School (839 Garrisonville Road), Stafford High School (63 Stafford Indians Lane), Stafford Middle School (101 Spartan Lane), Thompson Middle School (75 Walpole Street) and A. G. Wright Middle School (100 Wood Drive). Competitions will take place all day and include full court games, half court games, individual skill drills and unified games, where players with and without disabilities play on the same team. Additionally, 10 of the teams competing will be local to the Stafford/Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg area.

Help us fill the stands with fans! Your support will help unite more than 300,000 champions with and without disabilities in more than 400 K-12 schools, and thousands more in community-based programs across Virginia. Sign up today at www.volunteer2cheer.com. Check-in will be at the “Volunteer to Cheer” table at each gym entrance. Fans are welcome to stay for as little or as long as they like; cheering is very flexible and family-friendly.

Basketball Championships, presented by GEICO with additional support from Booz Allen Hamilton, is one of many events offered year round by Special Olympics Virginia. In addition to Saturday’s action, GEICO also helps organize and star in Friday’s All-Star Friday Night Opening Ceremony at Colonial Forge High School. The Ceremony begins at 7:30 pm and features a Unified basketball game, half-time show and the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron.