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.


Join us Jan. 19 at Mosaic District for our first Fairfax Polar Plunge

Grab whatever costume floats your boat and join us for the coolest event of the year, the Polar Plunge® Festival, Jan. 19 at The Mosaic District in Fairfax! Hundreds of frozen friends will enjoy tunes by 107.3 FM, cool shirts from CustomInk…

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Nominate volunteer or athlete for Annual Awards

Applications are now being accepted for Special Olympics Virginia’s 2018 Annual Awards recognition. Four outstanding individuals and one outstanding family will be recognized for their contribution to the mission of Special Olympics Virginia. Each year, Special Olympics Virginia recognizes an…

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Be a “Change” Maker at Wawa!

In-store donation campaign runs December 31 - February 24Stop by your local Wawa between December 31 and February 24, grab a coffee and drop your spare change into the coin canister. Customers can also make $1, $3 or $5 scan card donations in stores from…

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Publix shoppers support Special Olympics Virginia in January

Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered together for 39 years to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. And here are ways that you can too! December 30, 2018: Clip the P&G coupons featuring Special Olympics in…

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Xperience Tennis Invitational Jan. 10-12 at Boars Head Sports Club

“We are here to lead a revolution. But it is not a violent revolution or an angry revolution or a vengeful revolution. We are here to lead the inclusion revolution, a revolution of the heart.” – Tim Shriver, Special Olympics ChairmanBut…

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Special Olympics VA Board Member Joy Cavagnaro Honored

Congratulations to Special Olympics Virginia Board of Directors member Dr. Joy Cavagnaro, winner of the 2019 Society of Toxicology Arnold J. Lehman Award. The Arnold J. Lehman Award recognizes an individual who has made a major contribution to risk assessment and…

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Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

In 1992, the United Nations created International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities and raise awareness of their accomplishments in every aspect of political, social and cultural life. Annually, this day is…

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#GiveOpportunity this #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, Special Olympics Virginia’s Young Professionals Board (YPB) is encouraging fans and friends to #GiveOpportunity to seven incredible Special Olympics Virginia athletes traveling to Abu Dhabi this spring to compete in World Games by making a donation…

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Fall Into Plunge by Nov. 30th!

Polar Plunge makes Fall Champs possible. Team up and register now to win or earn your star!This weekend, at Fall Champs, more than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from across the state will descend on Virginia Beach to showcase…

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One lucky early-bird will be chosen to have their name, or their team's name on a Walk of Fame star!

Virginia Beach Middle Schools Play Unified

Thank you to Drew Wynn, Student Activities Coordinator at Bayside Middle School, for sharing their Play Unified story! Last year, our student body president came to me with an enthusiastic request. She wanted our school to get involved with…

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