News

There’s always something to cheer about at Special Olympics Virginia! Our most recent news stories are below. You can also access our Stories page for additional updates, or check out our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.

For media inquiries and questions about Special Olympics Virginia, email Holly Claytor, Senior Director of Public Relations, hclaytor@specialolympicsva.org or call her at 804.726.3025.


Warm Towels & Cool Bow Ties

It's the coolest thing you'll do all year. Whether you go for gold in Virginia Beach, Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia or Richmond (new for 2015!), we'll help you take "cool" up a degree or two. And with our new incentive program,…

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Tip-A-Cop this weekend at Red Robin

There’s a new server in town! This weekend, law enforcement officers across the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at Red Robin® restaurants to serve guests for a special cause. In Virginia, Red Robin…

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Help us Earn an Extra $100 in October

In October, our program will receive an EXTRA $100 for every new monthly donor who signs up, thanks to longtime partner, MTM Recognition. The matching gift will help Special Olympics do even more to transform the lives of people with intellectual…

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Over the Edge: Call for Volunteers!

Want to be involved in Over the Edge, but keep your feet on solid ground? We’re in need of event volunteers to help with the tallest fundraiser Richmond has ever seen! Volunteers are welcome to join us for the…

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Planes, Tennis Shoes & Automobiles! Plane Pull & Family Festival Sept. 20 at Dulles

Whether you’re pulling the plane, cheering from the sidelines, checking out the aircraft displays or racing down the runway in tennis shoes at the 2nd Annual 5K/10K on the Runway, there's something for everyone at the Dulles Day…

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Calling All Rappellers!

We need more rappellers to reach our $150,000 fundraising goal – are YOU up to the challenge? One rappeller’s 400-foot descent funds one athlete’s participation in free year-round programming. And for every one athlete, 10 more are waiting to get in…

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Safeway Helps Create More Champions

For the seventh year in a row, Safeway is supporting Special Olympics! From August 1-31, visit your local Safeway and choose Special Olympics at checkout to donate to Safeway’s annual People with Disabilities campaign supporting people with disabilities. 100% of…

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Celebrating Champions: 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Airs Monday, June 30

Mark your calendars, save the date, and set your DVR now! WWE® and FOX Sports present Celebrating Champions: 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, a one-hour television event chronicling the passion, dedication and determination of America’s most inspiring athletes during the…

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hclaytor@specialolympicsva.org
804.726.3025