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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. 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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Fall Championships: Nov. 3-4

“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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Fall Campaign Kicks Off at Hardee’s

$1 paper pin-up sales from October 1 - 31, plus Cop-On-Top events at select locations October 19!Law enforcement will take their longtime support of Special Olympics Virginia to new heights – literally – this October. As a part of the annual month-long Hardee’s fundraiser…

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2018 promotional Counter Card artwork featured in all 180 Hardee's locations in Virginia.

Fall Championships is Coming!

Join our team and Volunteer2Cheer at Special Olympic Virginia’s Fall Championships in Virginia Beach! This November 3-4, more than 1200 athletes from across the Commonwealth will go for gold in bowling, soccer, volleyball, golf, bocce and roller skating. 100% fun…

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Safeway Foundation Renews School-based Program Support

$15,000 toward delivery of FREE inclusion programs in 450+ K-12 schools across VirginiaSafeway Foundation supports many organizations that transform the lives of people with a range of special needs including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Easter Seals, Special Olympics, and a range…

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Beth Goldberg (pictured right), Sr. Manager, Community & Public Affairs Safeway - Eastern Division, with Ellen Head of Special Olympics Virginia at Kenmore Middle School in Northern Virginia.
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