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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 check out our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.

For media inquiries and questions about Special Olympics Virginia, email Holly Claytor, Assistant Vice President of Media, Marketing & Brand at hclaytor@specialolympicsva.org or call her at 804.726.3025.




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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Finish Line Supports Special Olympics this Holiday Season

In-store activities launch November 2 nationwideAs part of Finish Line’s commitment to celebrating the everyday achievements of athletes everywhere, one of the leading athletic retailers has designated Special Olympicsas one of the beneficiaries of the Finish Line Youth Foundation’s…

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An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

Special Olympics VA Athlete Frank Stephens Responds to Her Use of the "R" WordSpecial Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger Frank Stephens wrote an open letter to Ann Coulter, a conservative political commentator, after she called President Obama …

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