The Special Olympics: Virginia Special Olympics

** The story was reposted on 6/19/2023 at 1:32 PM to correct an error in mispronunciation. **

At the University of Richmond, from June 9th – June 10th, athletes from various areas of Virginia competed in sports, such as tennis, swimming, softball, bowling, and athletics (including track and field), locally in the Virginia Special Olympics (a local version of the grander Special Olympics).

Footage Courtesy Of NBC29 News (WVIR Charlottesville), Virginia Special Olympics website, Special Olympics website, Getty Images, ESPN, Wikipedia, The Daily Progress, and @RichmondSpiders

Music Courtesy Of @mfcc

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Ayathi Gogineni is a second-year in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA pursuing a major in Chemistry. This is her second year at WUVA and first year as Student Life Assistant Director. She is passionate about podcasting and recording corner bites videos and hopes to begin an official research focused series at WUVA (as well as continuing to Co-Host Guide to Charlottesville Series). Outside of WUVA, Ayathi is a Madison House Medical Services Volunteer and Service Learning Trip Coordinator of the MEDLIFE chapter at UVA.
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