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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.


Xperience Tennis Invitational, Jan. 9-11 in Charlottesville

“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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Stafford Tourism on Board as Basketball Championship Partner

Basketball season is officially underway as teams from across the state begin to prepare for this year's Basketball Championships on March 6-7. More than 800 athletes will qualify and make the trip to Stafford for the 2020 Basketball Championships.We're excited to…

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Athlete Profile - Hannah Ellenbecker

8 years ago, Lilly Ellenbecker was handed a flyer with information on different Special Olympics sports that might be of interest to her daughter, Hannah. Ultimately, Lilly chose roller skating and registered Hannah for the local team.24 years prior, Diane Crawford…

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Meet Joey Wheeler, A Magnet for Kindness

Send Joey and athletes like him to Fall Championships. Click here to learn how you can help. Joey Wheeler works a full-time job in a retirement community, walks dogs seven days a week, serves as an usher at two…

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Everyone Needs A David

Send David and athletes like him to Fall Championships. Click here to learn how you can help. David Sutton is thankful. He's thankful for the opportunity to play a game that he loves and he's especially thankful for a…

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Young Professionals Board hosts 2019 Corporate Truck Pull!

WHAT: Corporate Truck PullWHEN: November 9, 2019 starting at 10 amWHERE: The Diamond, Red Parking Lot (3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.)REGISTRATION: https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/event/corporate-truck-pull-2019/e248924On November 9, 2019 at The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., the Richmond Chapter of the…

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9 Schools Earn National Banner School Status

Congratulations to nine additional schools in Virginia who have earned National Banner School status as part of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program!These nine schools schools have met the 10 national standards of inclusion and have been nominated by their…

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Look Up for Cops-on-Rooftops at Hardee’s this October

$1 paper pin-up sales from October 1 - 31, plus Cops-on-Rooftops events at select locations!This October, Hardee’s® restaurants across Virginia operated by Boddie-Noell Enterprises will join forces once again to raise funds to help Special Olympics athletes shine. Starting Oct. 1, Hardee…

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Grace Anne Braxton Back on the International Stage

Fresh off a silver medal at the World Games in Abu Dhabi this summer, Grace Anne Braxton recently returned to the international stage, this time in Scotland for the 2019 Solheim Diversity Cup. As part of The Solheim Cup festivities, a…

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18 Athletes Represent Virginia at National Invitational Golf Tournament

More than 230 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners, representing 23 U.S. and Canadian Special Olympics Programs competed in the 2019 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship this past week. The tournament was held at Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville, Tennessee.…

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