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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.



Plungers Raise $1.1 million at Polar Plunge® Winter Festival

3522 champions dashed into the icy Atlantic at the 2014 Polar Plunge® Winter Festival in Virginia Beach today, raising more than $1.1 million ($ and counting) for Special Olympics Virginia! We’re certain you heard them ROAR with excitement as they splashed down at 2:30…

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Special Olympics Virginia Receives $25,000 Walmart Grant

Special Olympics Virginia is the proud recipient of a $25,000 Walmart Foundation State Giving Program Grant for work in providing Real Sports opportunities and Nutrition Education to Special Olympics athletes across the state of Virginia.“Walmart is extremely pleased to support…

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Virginia Athlete Max Everton Receives International Law Enforcement Torch Run® Award

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics awarded the 2013 Executive Council Athlete Award to Virginia athlete Max Everton at the annual international Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Orlando in early November. The award recognizes an outstanding Special Olympics…

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Safeway Takes Community Support to New Heights

Local Store Managers Go "Over the Edge" for Special Olympics VirginiaSafeway is a leading employer of people with disabilities in the US and Canada and has donated more than $9.3M to Special Olympics programs in North America since 2008.…

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Safeway has been a national supporter of Special Olympics since 2008.

Special Olympics Virginia’s 2012 Award Winners

Special Olympics Virginia recognized several outstanding athletes, volunteers and families at the February Annual Awards Celebration, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance. Congratulations to all of the 2012 award winners; their gifts to Special Olympics Virginia are all shining examples of how…

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