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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.


Third Annual MedFest Bigger Than Ever!

September 30 marked the third annual Special Olympics Virginia MedFest at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. A part of the larger Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® initiative, MedFest provides an opportunity for Urban Programs athletes to get the required physical…

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A Celestial Challenge

Gaze skyward as 100+ fearless rappellers harness up their courage and rappel ‘Over the Edge’ of the 25-story SunTrust Building (919 E. Main St.) in downtown Richmond this Friday and Saturday, October 16-17. Once their feet are on solid ground, participants not…

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​Tip-A-Cop Oct. 24 at Red Robin

Law enforcement officers will trade their ticket books for order pads at the tenth annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop®, Saturday, Oct. 24 between 11 am to 3 pm and 4 to 8 pm at 19 locations across Virginia.Law enforcement officers will volunteer their time as servers…

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Virginia State Police Participate in the 2015 World’s Largest Truck Convoy

The Virginia State Police are participating in the fifth annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is a unique one-day celebration during which law enforcement will escort a convoy of…

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​Hardee’s Helps Reveal More Champions!

Thanks to our friends at Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Hardee’s® restaurants in Virginia are hosting their annual in-store fundraiser, which will run from Oct. 7 through Nov. 2. Hardee’s customers can purchase stars for $1 in exchange for coupons valued at more than $10.…

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​Double the Planes, Double the Fun!

Two planes proved better than one at this year’s Dulles Day Family Festival & Plane Pull®, which boasted a record 80 pull teams and $290,000 (and counting!) raised for Special Olympics Virginia!This year, teams had the chance to pull one of…

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​Look Down So More Athletes Can Reach UP!

"You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory." -- Eunice Kennedy ShriverWe are inviting everyone to…

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​Get Set to Get Wet at Polar Plunge!

New Location, New 8K, New 1-Mile Fun Run at 2016 Polar Plunge® Festival in VA Beach Online registration for Polar Plunge® 2016 in VA Beach is officially open, so break out the swim trunks, flip flops and mittens, and get set to…

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A DREAM Come True

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will make dreams come true next week for a group of local Special Olympics Virginia athletes.The Dream Ride, which started 15 years ago as a Connecticut-based motorcycle rally ride with a few hundred participants, now involves…

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