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.

National Volunteer Week celebrating: Olivia Coada

In the early 1990s, Olivia Coada began volunteering at Summer Games with a group from First Union Bank. She says, before she attended her first Summer Games she had a very stereotypical idea of what Special Olympics was, but after…

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National Volunteer Week celebrating: Nancy Beckman

Nancy Beckman’s first experience with Special Olympics Virginia was as volleyball referee at Tidewater Volleyball Association during Fall Championships 10 years ago. During that event, Nancy noticed the athletes displayed the best sportsmanship she’d ever seen. She was so…

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National Volunteer Week celebrating: Olympia Moving and Storage

Olympia Moving and Storage is one of our outstanding Plane Pull sponsors. Not only do they receive all of the shipments of shirts, drinks and other supplies prior to the event, they also go to our Northern VA office to…

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​Virginia athlete David Egan Selected as International Global Messenger

As one of only 12 Special Olympics athletes around the world, Virginia’s David Egan has been selected to serve as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger for the next four years. International Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes appointed as…

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​Carry the Flame of Hope!

This summer you can run, walk, skate or roll your way into Special Olympics history. For the first time ever, anyone can carry the Flame of Hope as it travels through all 50 states on its way to the World Games…

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​Join us this spring for Little Feet Meets, Meets in the Middle and Big Feet Meets!

“Nicholas started competing in Special Olympics’ four years ago, and our life is forever changed. Special Olympics is not a club, it’s a community. We need to be in your life, and you need to be in ours. Then…

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The Power of Playing UNIFIED

Area 11 Coach Nancy Radford admits, in her 8 years coaching Special Olympics athletes, she wasn’t so sure about Unified Sports®. Now, after just one season coaching the Spotsylvania Dunkers, she gets it.“Before, these athletes thought they weren’t as…

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​Special Olympics to Make Case of Impact and Need on Capitol Hill

Delegations of Special Olympics athletes, program leaders and family members from 39 states will participate in Special Olympics’ 12th annual “Capitol Hill Day” this Wednesday, March 18.Special Olympics Virginia athlete and International Global Messenger David Egan, Traci LaGanke, advocate and mom…

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