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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.


Volunteer to Cheer at Special Olympics Virginia’s FANQUEST!

For too long, students with intellectual disabilities have been neglected and discriminated against. FANQUEST is a fun, family-friendly way to combat stigma and spread unity among youth. We need you to help make it LOUD!!Join our team at Special…

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Tennis Invitational Brings Together Top Special Olympics Players Jan. 14-16 at Boar’s Head

Xperience 2016 resultsChanging the world is a team sport, so get off the sidelines and join us at the Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational at the Boar's Head Sports Club, Jan. 14-16.The Xperience brings together the top Special Olympics tennis…

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Ignite the Change

When we Play Unified, we Live Unified. And there is no greater example of living unified than volunteer Meg Trepp. A senior at the Steward School in Richmond, Meg recently wrote one letter a day for 10 days about something or…

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​Same Gift. Twice the Impact.

This holiday, your donation can go twice as far to support our athletes! Make a secure, online donation to Special Olympics by Dec. 31at midnight and our partner Finish Line will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to a…

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Northside High School Student Lives Unified

Special Olympics Unified Sports® proves that, as youth come together on the field to play, they also come together as friends.Meet Kayla, a student at Northside High School who actively participates with Special Olympics year round. Her first experience…

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Nominate a deserving volunteer or athlete for our Annual Awards

Applications are now being accepted for our Annual Awards recognition. Five outstanding individuals will be recognized for their contribution to the mission of Special Olympics Virginia. Each year, we recognize an Outstanding Athlete of the Year, an Outstanding Volunteer of…

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Last year's Program Volunteer of the Year, Terry Donohue

Unified Coach Makes Special Olympics a Family Affair

After volunteering at Fall Championships in 2009, Matthew Palumbo decided to begin coaching Special Olympics soccer. 2010 was his first year bringing unified soccer to the Newport News area, but after two years of unified teams, where athletes with and without disabilities…

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​5 Easy Steps to Help Athletes in Need

Thanks to Rite-Aid Pharmacies and their new ‘KidCents’ program for charities, fans of Special Olympics have yet another way to support our vital health initiatives. With 30 people already enrolled in this FREE program, we need just 20 more designations to reach…

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Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger to Benefit Special Olympics Virginia

Boar's Head Sports Club will host the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, October 31-November 8. This USTA Pro Circuit event promises to be a great week of tennis. The tournament is the 14th USTA Pro Circuit Men's…

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