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 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.

CANCELLATION STATEMENT: Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull

Full joint advisory below from MWAA & Special Olympics VirginiaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September, 10, 2018 -- Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of event participants, vendors, aircraft and airport operations, the 2018 Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull, scheduled for…

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Kenmore Middle School to Receive National Banner Presentation by ESPN

Congratulations to Kenmore Moore Middle School in Arlington! Read more here and watch the ESPN video. From a list of 30 schools around the nation, ESPN is recognizing five exemplary schools as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion…

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Watch the ESPN announcement video here:

Fall Volunteer Opportunities - Register Now!

Plane Pull, Corporate Games & Fall Champs are around the corner...Hundreds of volunteer spots are available for individuals, corporate/civic groups and families to engage with our champion athletes this Fall.Signing up is easy--simply visit our online …

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Flexible volunteer options guaranteed to make you smile.

VA Athlete Chris Named Aramark Ring of Stars Winner

Congratulations to Virginia athlete Chris Raupp, who was just named an Aramark Ring of Stars winner! The Aramark Ring of Stars is a group of champions whose leaders determined they demonstrate extraordinary passion to serve Aramark's clients and consumers every…

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New Fit 5 Resources for Coaches & Athletes!

Athletes star in nutrition and fitness video seriesFit 5 is a series of standardized goals that are set in place to ensure Special Olympics athletes and coaches are receiving the maximal amount of nutrition and fitness out of a daily…

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Above: You can download weekly trackers in the newly updated Health & Fitness section of our Coaches' Corner (found under the Sports tab above).
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