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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes lives through sport.
Special Olympics and the American Physical Therapy Association have been long-time partners, working to advance the health and fitness of Special Olympics athletes.
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Stephen F. Coston
Special Olympics changed my life by discovering my talents and finding my inner identity.
Nicole Ann bole
I feel the confidence when I compete. I feel that I can show people that I can do something and I am good.
Unified Champion Schools presents a tutorial on the newly released High School Playbook.
While his service footprint has been made throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Kester Edwards' inspiration comes from the hills of Tobago, a small island nestled in the southern Caribbean.
Athletes from St Kitts & Nevis, Cayman Islands and St Maarten took to the water in teams of four with each athlete swimming 1 kilometer of the 4-kilometer crossing.
We started downhill, and my son and Justin started carving ahead of us, and I had to stop to watch.
I was at school and I heard my friend Harrison say the r-word when I told him not to say it he asked why.
Lee S Blakeman
I thought I was too old to play basketball as I am 56 years old but over the course of the season I learned differently.