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, or call her at 804.726.3025.

Get your P&GbrandSAVER coupon books Sunday, May 11!

Help support Special Olympics with this year’s P&GbrandSAVER® and Thank you, Mom promotion! Keep an eye out for your P&GbrandSAVER® coupon books in your local newspaper on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014. This promotion is based on…

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This year's P&GbrandSAVER coupon book features a Special Olympics Young Athlete on the cover!

Special Olympics: A Powerful Prescription

The power of Special Olympics is change - change that often transpires off the playing fields as much as on them. Meet Kaitlyn Redding. The 19-year-old enrolled in Special Olympics three years ago, after some encouragement from her mother.“I…

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Summer Games 25M Fun Run: Sign up today!

"I never saw the things my child couldn't do. I only imagined what she could." - parent of a Special Olympics athleteDo you know a child that could benefit from competing and training with Special Olympics Virginia? Join us at…

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Join us on June 7 at the third annual 25M Fun Run at Summer Games in Richmond!

Help us raise $10K today for athlete health!

We’re excited to take part in Give Local America May 6! Help us reach our $10,000 goal to improve the health of local athletes - athletes like Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn has lost 30 pounds since she started competing in Special Olympics. She’s…

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Volunteer 2 Cheer at Basketball Championships in Stafford, March 21-22

Celebrate March Madness with Special Olympics - Volunteer 2 Cheer in Stafford county on March 21-22! At Basketball Championships, more than 800 Special Olympics athletes from across Virginia go for the gold in state level full court, half court and basketball skills…

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Virginia Makes Case of Impact and Need on Capitol Hill

Special Olympics athletes, leaders and family members from 38 states, including three from Virginia, converged on Capitol Hill March 12 for Special Olympics’ 11th annual “Capitol Hill Day.”Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes held more than two hundred and fifty face-to-face…

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Special Olympics Virginia advocated for people with intellectual disabilities on Capitol Hill at Hill Day, March 12, 2014.

Erica Bookout: Small but Fierce

Though she be but small, she is fierce.She may be small in stature and small in voice, but give her a box and a microphone and she will bring a crowd to its feet. She's Erica Bookout, Special Olympics…

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Erica competes in a track event at Summer Games in 2012.

Athletes skate for the gold at Speed Skating Championships

More than 50 speed skaters took to the ice on March 1-2 at our Speed Skating Championships in Richmond. The competition featured athletes from across Virginia, as well as delegations from Special Olympics Georgia and Special Olympics North Carolina. Our athletes…

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Rory, Travis, and Javon wait to receive their awards at Speed Skating Champs.
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