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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, Vice President, Development & Communications, at [email protected] or call her at 804.726.3025.


Team Up and Plunge at Tim’s Rivershore

Polar Plunge® Festival benefiting Special Olympics Virginia set for this Saturday, Feb. 23, in DumfriesGrab whatever costume floats your boat and join us for the coolest event of 2019, the Polar Plunge® Festival, Feb. 23 at Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse…

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New River Plunge: Canceled Because of Flood Watch

After careful assessment of recent weather conditions, we have made the decision to cancel this Saturday’s New River Polar Plunge® Festival at Radford. The City of Radford, including Bisset Park and Dudley’s Landing, are currently under a flood…

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World Games 2019: Meet Team Virginia

Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 313-member delegation to represent the United States at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, being held March 14-21, 2019, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.Special Olympics USA, is…

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P&G Partners with Special Olympics

Procter & Gamble, now in its 39th year of partnership with Special Olympics, held a month-long promotion at military commissaries around the United States and some US bases overseas in January. Procter & Gamble will donate $75,000 to the Special Olympics…

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Help with Hoops: Volunteers Needed at Basketball Championships, March 1-2 in Stafford

The madness is starting early this year! Nearly 800 Special Olympics Virginia athletes will run, jump and shoot for gold at the annual Special Olympics Virginia Basketball Championships, a fun, family-friendly way to score two for respect and spread unity. And…

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3,498 Chill Seekers Raise Record-Breaking $1.235 Million at Polar Plunge

It was rosy cheeks, cold toes and cool costumes as far as the eye could see this weekend in Virginia Beach as 3,498 participants teamed up to brrrave the chilly Atlantic at the 2019 Polar Plunge® Festival, Feb. 1-2. Plungers and runners…

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Polar Plunge® Festival this weekend, Feb. 1-2, in VA Beach

Don't stress! You can still join us for the coolest event of 2019, the Polar Plunge® Festival in Virginia Beach, Feb. 1-2! We’ll be partying with thousands of frozen friends, all to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. …

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Join us Jan. 19 at Mosaic District for our first Fairfax Polar Plunge

Grab whatever costume floats your boat and join us for the coolest event of the year, the Polar Plunge® Festival, Jan. 19 at The Mosaic District in Fairfax! Hundreds of frozen friends will enjoy tunes by 107.3 FM, cool shirts from CustomInk…

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Nominate volunteer or athlete for Annual Awards

Applications are now being accepted for Special Olympics Virginia’s 2018 Annual Awards recognition. Four outstanding individuals and one outstanding family will be recognized for their contribution to the mission of Special Olympics Virginia. Each year, Special Olympics Virginia recognizes an…

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Be a “Change” Maker at Wawa!

In-store donation campaign runs December 31 - February 24Stop by your local Wawa between December 31 and February 24, grab a coffee and drop your spare change into the coin canister. Customers can also make $1, $3 or $5 scan card donations in stores from…

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