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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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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the world.
Freddie B. of Specialneeds.com
Denis Schiopu, AIPS Young Reporter, Romania
Christian A. Hoch
My name is Matt. I'm a special olympics Virginia athlete from area eight. A couple of years ago, I met a student athlete from Linfield college in Oregon named Montana. Montana was a star pitcher for her team playing for NCAA division three women's softball in Salem, Virginia.
I started competing with Special Olympics at the age of 8. One day, my gym teacher and Basketball coach Pat Sanft came into our classromm and told me that we have a basketball team. I was so thrilled to play basketball for the first time on the Bancroft Bulldogs.
Rebecca Marie Shepherd
I am a Special Olympics athlete in Vermont. I compete in snowshoe, cross-county skiing, and bocce.
Our school held the Spread the Word to End the Word awareness day in March.
Clement Belun Anak Desmond