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.

3 More Chances to Brave the Plunge Wave in 2018!

Polar Plunge events slated for February 24th in New River and Northern Virginia; Solar Plunge in Richmond June 9th#TeamUp... You got this! Think you and your friends have missed out on your opportunity to plunge in 2018? Think again!…

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A Wave of Inclusion: Polar Plunge Nears $1.2 Million

It was rosy cheeks, cold toes and cool costumes as far as the eye could see this weekend in Virginia Beach as 3,734 participants teamed up to brrrave the wave at the 2018 Polar Plunge® Festival, Feb. 2-3. Plungers and runners not…

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Capital Region Welcomes Ray Roberts & RPS Stakeholders for 2018 Preview

Nearly 100 Parents & Educators Expressed Interest in this Learning EventLast week, Special Olympics Virginia Capital Region Director, Pam Mines was joined by former NFL player, Ray Roberts, National Director, Special Olympics Unified Schools Urban Development, to…

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Be a Game Changer at Wawa!

In-store donation campaign runs January 1 - February 25Stop by your local Wawa between now and February 25th, grab yourself a coffee and drop your spare change into the coin canister. Customers can also make $1, $3 or $5 scan card donations in stores…

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Publix and Procter & Gamble partner to #LightTheTorch for Special Olympics Virginia

From January 4 through 20, Publix customers and associates can receive $14 in coupon savings when they buy a torch at the register!Publix Super Markets and Procter & Gamble are helping customers save money all while supporting Special Olympics in seven states…

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Special Agent Gallemore to Represent VA in USA Games Final Leg

Before competition begins at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle next July, an elite group of individuals will serve as the “Guardians of the Flame” and escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Washington state.…

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Chill Seekers Needed to Participate in VA Beach Polar Plunge

Are you ready to take an ice-cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean with several thousand of the coolest Special Olympics supporters in Virginia?! Then grab your best costume and your favorite flip flops for the VA Beach Polar Plunge® Festival,…

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We’re a 4-Star Charity!

In the days leading up to Giving Tuesday, we want to make it easy for our donors to research the impact our year-round programs make in the community! In addition to our most recent online Reach Report, we…

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Special Olympics VA Athlete Runs New York City Marathon

Congratulations to Special Olympics Virginia athlete Karen Dickerson for finishing the New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 5 in 3:39:01. As Karen shared, “I tried my best and all athletes go though there ups and downs but I know still deserve that…

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Fall Champs: This weekend in Virginia Beach!

Volunteers still needed at multiple venuesClick here for a full listing of volunteer opportunities. If you have questions, please contact our Director of Volunteer Services, Ellen Costlow, at [email protected] Championships is one of Special Olympics Virginia's state…

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