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Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer is at ease as he rappels down the side of the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington on June 22. He’s not practicing with the SWAT team, he’s rappelling 100 feet to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia.

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Rappellers raise $60,000 for Special Olympics.

Rose Pleskow is not one to shy away from a challenge. The 23-year-old Reston resident competed in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, last summer, earned multiple medals in the 2012 Virginia Special Olympic Summer Games and recently competed in an 800-meter race in the waters around the Cayman Islands.


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