For adults with disabilities, there are ongoing therapeutic recreation opportunities. These individuals can participate in events with others while playing cards and board games, dancing, doing crafts, and much more.
Hampton Therapeutic Recreation and Hampton Athletics Department partners with Special Olympics Virginia each year to provide athletics programs that engage and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics Athletes discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Hampton (Area 30) is part of the Peninsula Region of Special Olympics Virginia.
Sports offered through Hampton Therapeutic Recreation include:
- Swimming, Track & Field (spring)
- Bowling (fall)
- Basketball (winter)
Registration is required to participate in any Special Olympics sport. Registration forms can be found here or on the Special Olympics Virginia website. Forms must be completed and submitted prior to attending the first practice. Please send complete forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for Special Olympics Track & Field Now Through May 30!
Hampton Therapeutic Recreation is currently accepting registration for Special Olympics Spring Track & Field. Participants must be 18 years or older to register. No fee required. Click here to download event flyer.
Special Olympics Spring Track & Field
Saturdays, June 5 – July 24
9:00am – 10:30am
Benjamin Syms Middle School, 170 Fox Hill Roads, Hampton, VA 23669
COVID-19 Guidelines: The spring Track & Field program will be done in phases and conducted entirely outdoors. All participants will be asked a series of screening questions and temperature checks will be conducted. All athletes must have a medical form on file with Special Olympics or submit one prior to the first practice. All athletes must also complete a COVID-19 Waiver, which is included in the registration form.
Volunteer for Special Olympics in Hampton
Special Olympics Virginia continuously seeks volunteers to support its events. Learn more about getting involved with Special Olympics Virginia by visiting specialolympicsva.org.
Click here for instructions on becoming a volunteer.
For additional information, please contact the Area 30 Special Olympics Coordinator, Shaeron King.
Shaeron King, CTRS
(757) 251-2826 or (757) 268-8837
TR Circle of Friends (Coming Spring 2022)
TR Circle of Friends will premiere in the spring of 2022 at the new Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center. This program offers a full day of therapeutic recreational programing for adults with disabilities not enrolled in school. The program will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Specific dates are to be determined. An adult membership is required to participate ($20 for the first year). An intake is also required prior to registration.