Harley Raffle Winner

Congratulations to C. David Burnside of Mechanicsville, the winner of this year’s Harley Davidson raffle and the proud new owner of a 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special. The winning ticket number was 2523; it was sold by Emily Clarke at Richmond Harley Davidson. Special thanks to the Hanover Sheriff’s Office for organizing the fundraiser.

You can still get in on the Indian Motorcycle Raffle – tickets are $20 and the drawing is Oct. 22. Click here for more details.



Red Robin Tip-A-Cop Oct. 21, 2017

There are new servers in town at Red Robin! Law enforcement members around the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at participating Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants to serve guests for a special cause. Red Robin’s 12th annual Tip-A-Cop® events will take place Saturday, Oct. 21 between 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 9 pm at more than 400 restaurants in 39 states, including 19 locations in Virginia. Law enforcement members will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to raise funds for local Special Olympics programs in their communities.

Click here to register no later than August 25, 2017.



Inclusion Burns Bright

Lynsi Kendrick, Community Service Coordinator with the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office, has spent many years volunteering with Special Olympics Virginia’s Law Enforcement Torch Run. This year, though, she experienced Special Olympics in a new way when her daughter, Addi, participated in her first ABLEnow Feet Meet event.


Feet Meets are a way for schools to engage students with and without intellectual disabilities during a training season and culminating “Feet Meet.” Students without disabilities can practice and compete with their team, as well as act as meet facilitators and fans. Through time spent together, the differences between students lessen and friendships grow.


“Watching Addi play and experience the camaraderie of sports with her friends, both with and without disabilities, was heartwarming, she said. “Addi may never run a marathon or play basketball, but at this Little Feet Meet she was able to be part of a group, compete with peers and just have fun. As a parent, I couldn't ask for more.”


Looking for Torch Run Events? 

We've moved all Torch Run calendar listings to our Special Olympics Virginia calendar, which also includes details on many other ways to get involved in our program. Check it out at www.specialolympicsva.org/calendar.

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