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.

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).

Gold! USA Games Results

Congratulations to Team Virginia for a job well done at USA Games! See below for results. To read more about the team and their experiences in Seattle, click here. AthleticsMonica Bruszewski – Silver in Women’s Mini…

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#RiseWithUs: USA Games 2018

Special thanks to Ellen Costlow, Special Olympics Virginia's Director of Volunteer Services, for sharing her USA Games journey below.I’ve been working for Special Olympics Virginia for four years. I still remember my very first Board meeting where I…

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Team Virginia Readies for USA Games

NEW: Be sure to follow our journey on Instagram; for the full feed, click here!The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will showcase the awe-inspiring abilities of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through…

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Birdies for Charity

If you’re interested in supporting Special Olympics Virginia through the Birdies for Charity program, please click here.The Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions event held at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course in October,…

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RVA Sports Teams Are a Triple Threat at Solar Plunge

Saturday June 9, Special Olympics Virginia is holding its first-ever Solar Plunge and your favorite Richmond professional sports teams will be taking a swing (or kick or throw) at fundraising to benefit the program. The Richmond Kickers, Richmond RoughRiders and Richmond…

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50th Anniversary Events & Memorabilia: 5 days of UNITY (July 17 - 21)

Event calendar and registration information now available!Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Starting this July, we are celebrating 50 years of creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Join us…

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Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing the world!

Summer Games Spectator Triathlon

This summer we’re celebrating 50 YEARS of creating more inclusive communities with a Summer Games celebration that will be one for the record books!Join us June 8 - 9. Whether you RUN, PLUNGE or CHEER (or do all 3!), it's a…

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What Special Olympics VA Means

Written by Amanda Vogt, sister of Special Olympics Virginia athlete Kevin VogtAt ten weeks old, my brother almost died. He was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. When he got sicker, they transferred him to MCV in Richmond where they…

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Vice President, Development & Communications
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