News

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.


A Splashing Success

5600+ Raise $1,330,000+ at Virginia Polar Plunge® Winter Fests in FebruaryIn February, 5600+ dashed and splashed at 4 Polar Plunge® Winter Fests, raising more than $1,330,000 for Special Olympics Virginia. This year, they were bold, cold and shockingly stylish in custom bow ties! “Our athletes…

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1,180,000 Reasons To Be Thankful

4,781 chill seekers dashed and splashed at the 2015 Polar Plunge® Winter Fest in Virginia Beach Feb. 6-7, raising more than $1,180,000 (and counting!) for Special Olympics Virginia. This year, they were bold, cold and shockingly stylish in custom bow ties! “Raising one…

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Tennis Invitational Brings Together Top Special Olympics Players Jan. 15-17 at Boar’s Head

Click here for results from the 2015 Xperience. Photos will be posted to our Special Olympics Virginia Facebook page soon! Changing the world is a team sport, so get off the sidelines and join us at the Special Olympics Xperience Tennis…

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Drop your change at Wawa this month & change a life!

Stop by your local Wawa this month, grab a coffee and drop your spare change in the coin canister. Every donation will help a Special Olympics Virginia athlete succeed on and off the playing field. Don't forget to swing by…

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Support Special Olympics by shopping at your local commissary

What if there was a way to make the world a better place just by buying everyday items like soap, diapers or toothpaste? There is! During January, military commissary shoppers will have an opportunity to make a contribution to their…

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Do It For Jane

Since she was young, Jane has battled taxing physical and emotional challenges. As she grew, the same challenges proved true on the soccer field, in the pool and on the gymnastics mat. Sports became an exasperating mix of too many…

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Match: Help Us Get to the Finish Line!

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

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Chill Out. Win Big.

We're raising the stakes and offering up a high-flying prize if you register for any of Virginia's four Polar Plunges and raise $100 online by this Sunday, Dec. 7 at midnight! We'll draw one winner Monday, Dec. 8 for a pair of round-trip…

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Warm Towels & Cool Bow Ties

It's the coolest thing you'll do all year. Whether you go for gold in Virginia Beach, Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia or Richmond (new for 2015!), we'll help you take "cool" up a degree or two. And with our new incentive program,…

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Tip-A-Cop this weekend at Red Robin

There’s a new server in town! This weekend, law enforcement officers across the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at Red Robin® restaurants to serve guests for a special cause. In Virginia, Red Robin…

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