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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.


Congratulations, 2015 World Games Athletes!

From July 25-August 2 eight Special Olympics Virginia athletes joined Special Olympics USA in Los Angeles California for the World Games. These athletes trained hard and competed even harder to come out glittering at the top of the pack.Powerlifter Thomas…

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2015 World Games: Live Results

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games offer an international stage for our athletes to demonstrate their courage, determination and spirit of sportsmanship. Team Virginia includes eight athletes and as they go for gold, we'll be posting live results below, so check…

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Accepting 2017 Global Messenger Applications

Special Olympics Virginia is currently recruiting for the 2017 Class of Global Messengers. The Global Messenger training program offers public speaking and presentation skills training to Special Olympics athletes. Thanks to the program, our athletes are empowered to share, in their…

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#SOInspiring ESPN Coverage of World Games

TUNE IN! ESPN's special coverage and countdown to the Games start July 25 at 7:30 pm, followed by the Opening Ceremony at 9 pm. Be sure to look for the athletes from Virginia during the Opening Ceremony parade of athletes! Plus tune in…

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Edwin Wins, Unity Wins

In 2012, Blair Miller attended his son’s basketball game at Oakton High School. It was Edwin’s first year on the team, and the Millers were unsure of what to expect. What happened that night - and from that point…

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Bright Spots at Summer Games this weekend

It’s Summer Games week! After last week’s rainy, gray weather, this weekend will be filled with bright spots. One of those bright spots is volunteer Meg Trepp. A volunteer for years, Meg found her place with Special Olympics…

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Find Your Place at Summer Games

It’s easier than ever to save your seat at Summer Games’ Opening Ceremony and other cheer friendly venues. Visit our volunteer2cheer page and choose where you would most like to Get Loud in support of our amazing athletes.…

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Won’t You Be?

Mr. Rogers was the ultimate Good Neighbor. We couldn’t help but think of him and his iconic red trolley when we set about campaigning to win a grant from a program called, “Neighborhood Assist.”Here’s why: Recently, we…

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​School-based Feet Meets Make Big Strides

In April, May and June, hundreds of school-age athletes participate in Little Feet Meets, Meet in the Middle events and Big Feet Meets across Virginia. These Project UNIFY® events are a way for schools to engage students with and without…

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Vice President, Development & Communications
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804.726.3025