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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.


Notable Gifts from Community Partners

Recent Sponsor Awards, Milestones and CampaignsIn May, our Summer Games Healthy Athletes program was awarded a grant through the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program. This June, Special Olympics Virginia and Boddie-Noell Enterprises Inc./Hardee's celebrated 30 years of partnership by presenting…

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Letter from Rick Jeffrey, Special Olympics Virginia President,

This spring has been an exciting time at Special Olympics Virginia with a myriad of local activity, the VMI Games, the Bedford Softball Invitational, the Law Enforcement Torch Run; all leading up to a wonderful Summer Games.This spring also…

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A Time to Shine

Special Olympics Virginia Announces Annual Award WinnersHeroes come in all manners. Until this year, Brendan Hammeke’s top three: Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps and his dad, Pat. Another one may top his list in 2010, though: his sister, Casey.You see,…

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Lighting the Way for Special Olympics: the Flame’s 1900-Mile Journey

It’s traveled more than 1,900 miles. More than 2,000 officers and many Special Olympics athletes have held it high as they proudly ran through dozens of cities and towns this week.The Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” arrived at the State…

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Special Olympics & Denny’s Kick Off Year-Long Partnership

Consumers Can Now Help Support Special Olympics Virginia at Denny'sSpecial Olympics Virginia and Denny’s announced a year-long, national partnership to raise awareness and support for people with intellectual disabilities across the country. Denny’s Gold Medal Program, the first…

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge

Eunice Kennedy Shriver had one vision — to show the world that people with intellectual disabilities could achieve and thrive in society. Her vision and legacy live on through two organizations — Best Buddies and Special Olympics. With her sons Anthony and…

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Hardee’s campaign results in Fans and Funds!

The sale of $1 Hardee's Star icons from Oct. 13 to Nov. 9 resulted in $55,823 in donations from Special Olympics Virginia fans across the state. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's campaign a success!Hardee’s 30 year partnership with…

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Thanks Mrs. Shriver

By Athlete and Global Messenger, Frank Stephens of Fairfax, VAThere is a very large hole in the world today. It is the size of one person, but it will take an awful lot of people to fill it back up…

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