Special Olympics Begins One-Year Countdown to 50th AnniversaryJuly 20, 2017
Chicago will host the Special Olympics movement’s 50th Anniversary global celebration events July 17 – 22, 2018.
Maria Gabriela Sigala of Venezuela joins Board of DirectorsJune 21, 2017
The Special Olympics International Board of Directors has elected a new member, Maria Gabriela Sigala, a leading philanthropist in Venezuela and former First Lady of Carabobo, Venezuela.
Special Olympics Founder to be Honored at The 2017 ESPYS on ABCJune 06, 2017
Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to championing the rights and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities. Her legacy lives on through Special Olympics, the global movement she founded in 1968 that harnesses the transformative power of sports to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and celebrated members of society.