Monday, June 25, 2012
Rose Pleskow made it down a 15-story building - and raised more than $4,000 for Special Olympics.
Reston's Rose Plekow successfully rappelled down a 15-story hotel in Crystal City last week as part of the Over The Edge challenge to raise money for Virginia Special Olympics. Pleskow is a Special Olympian who won a medal in track in the World Games last summer. She is also a Special Olympics Gold Messenger who helps spread awareness for the organization. Pleskow raised more than $4,000 in her Over the Edge quest. (To see video of a Patch editor rapelling down the hotel for Over the Edge, click here.)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Pleskow's next feat: rappelling down a 15-story building.
Reston's Rose Pleskow has already won medals in state and world competition for the Special Olympics. Now the South Lakes High School grad, a Special Olympics Global Messenger, is going to rappel down a 15-story building to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. On June 22, Pleskow will take part in Over the Edge, a Special Olympics fundraiser at the Hilton Crystal City. Pleskow earned a bronze medal in the women's 1,500 meters and a fourth in the 800 meters in the track and field competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece in 2011. To read more about Pleskow and Over The Edge, click here.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Reston resident who medaled at 2011 World Games now a Special Olympics Global Messenger.
Reston resident Rose Pleskow has been selected as a Virginia Special Olympics Gold Messenger and recently spent a day on Capitol Hill to promote the Special Olympics' mission of inclusion of all people through sports. Pleskow, a 21-year-old South Lakes High School graduate, competed in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Greece and earned a bronze medal in track and field. Pleskow also received recognition from Sen. Janet Howell last week on the floor of the Virginia General Assembly. Howell and Del, Ken Plum commended Pleskow for her participation at the Special Olympics World Games and for her community service work with Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia’s Northern Virginia office, the Reston Hospital Center, and the Fairfax …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Runner earns bronze medal in 1,500 meter race.
Reston's Rose Pleskow earned a bronze medal in the women's 1,500 meters and a fourth in the 800 meters in the track and field competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece. The games concluded July 4. Fairfax County's other competitor, Karen Dickerson of Springfield, won gold medals in the women's 10K and half marathon. To read more about Pleskow, 21, click here and here.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
More than 2,000 officers will run through the state with the flame.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
The road to the Special Olympics' Virginia Summer Games began in Reston on Wednesday with the lighting of the torch. Over the next fews weeks, more than 2,000 law enforcement officials will run through the commonwealth with the flame, raising money and awareness of the cause. The Summer Games begin June 10 in Richmond. Law enforcement officials have been supporters of Virginia Special Olympics for 26 years, Virginia Special Olympics president Rick Jeffery said at the kickoff at Reston Town Center. Representatives from law enforcement agencies across Virginia, as well as corporate sponsors Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sun Trust Bank, presented Special Olympics with a total of $846,506 in donations Wednesday. Law enforcement organizations have…
Monday, September 6, 2010
Pleskow to compete in Special Olympics World Games.
When the 2011 Special Olympics World Games open in Athens, Greece, next summer, Rose Pleskow will be among the 7,500 athletes taking part in the competition. Pleskow earned the trip by medaling in the 3,000- and 1,500-meter runs in state competition last spring. For the 20-year-old Restonian, it is just a continuation of her determination and her love of sports. Pleskow, a 2009 graduate of South Lakes High School, ran cross country and track for the Seahawks. She swam each summer with the Ridge Heights Sharks of the Reston Swim Team Association, and has also taken part in Special Olympics cross country skiing and sailing events. "I was really happy," Pleskow says about qualifying for the World Games. "It made my day. I am going to train …