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.

Virginia Athlete Max Everton Receives International Law Enforcement Torch Run® Award

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics awarded the 2013 Executive Council Athlete Award to Virginia athlete Max Everton at the annual international Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Orlando in early November. The award recognizes an outstanding Special Olympics…

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Safeway Takes Community Support to New Heights

Local Store Managers Go "Over the Edge" for Special Olympics VirginiaSafeway is a leading employer of people with disabilities in the US and Canada and has donated more than $9.3M to Special Olympics programs in North America since 2008.…

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Safeway has been a national supporter of Special Olympics since 2008.

Special Olympics Virginia’s 2012 Award Winners

Special Olympics Virginia recognized several outstanding athletes, volunteers and families at the February Annual Awards Celebration, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance. Congratulations to all of the 2012 award winners; their gifts to Special Olympics Virginia are all shining examples of how…

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Finish Line Supports Special Olympics this Holiday Season

In-store activities launch November 2 nationwideAs part of Finish Line’s commitment to celebrating the everyday achievements of athletes everywhere, one of the leading athletic retailers has designated Special Olympicsas one of the beneficiaries of the Finish Line Youth Foundation’s…

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An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

Special Olympics VA Athlete Frank Stephens Responds to Her Use of the "R" WordSpecial Olympics Virginia athlete and Global Messenger Frank Stephens wrote an open letter to Ann Coulter, a conservative political commentator, after she called President Obama …

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Ring up a side order of Awesome at Hardee’s!

It's a win-win situationHardee’s® restaurants in Virginia operated by Boddie-Noell Enterprises are hosting their annual in-store fundraiser, which will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 27. Hardee’s customers can purchase stars for $1 or $5 in exchange for a coupon flyer featuring…

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U.S. House Majority Leader - A Fan of Special Olympics Health & Youth Programs

On February 8, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor welcomed Special Olympics Virginia athlete, Rose Pleskow to his office on Capitol Hill. Four months later, on June 9, their roles were reversed as Pleskow helped show Cantor around her “office,” the track & field…

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Rose speaking with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor - Photo credit: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Toss Your Boss 15 Stories for Charity

75 Local Business Leaders to Rappel Hilton Crystal City Exterior for Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics Northern Virginia kicked-off the “Toss Your Boss” fundraising campaign April 19 in Northern Virginia when they encouraged area business leaders to sign up to rappel 15 stories at the…

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