Tuesday, April 13th, 2021


Glitz, glamour, and a great cause!

The Chesapeake Sheriff's Office recently hosted one of its biggest Special Olympics fundraisers, Dancing With the Athletes. This was the event's third and most successful year yet! This year's competition raised $15,000 for Special Olympics Virginia.


Photos courtesy of Deputy J. Harrell

Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan, the participating athletes and dancers, and their choreographers from Unlimited Dance Dynamics

The overall winners, from left: Deputy Freddie Parks, his daughter Shayla, Sheriff O'Sullivan, and Special Olympics Virginia Vice-President Roy Zeidman

Special Olympics athlete Chad Allen, left, and his partner Deputy Brandy Pascal

Front row: Josh Thacker, left, and Deputy Sheena Gregory. Back row, from left: Deputy Jonee Artis, Matthew Burke, and Senior Deputy Briana Coons

Deputy Freddie Parks and Shayla Parks

Celebrity judges, from left: Pete Scopa, Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan, Ashley Smith, and LaSalle Blanks

From left: LaSalle Blanks, Pete Scopa, and Ashley Smith

From left: Shayla Parks, Elaine Jeffers, and Sarah Mielke

Matthew Burke and Senior Deputy Briana Coons

Deputy Jonee Artis and Chad Jackson