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Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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Maria M. McQuay
Alex participated in the 2014 Special Olympic USA games in aquatics. We are so proud of him winning three gold medals.
I was chosen to be a part of the Rhode Island team going to the USA National Games in New Jersey in 2014. I was chosen because I am good at running and throwing, and I am friendly and a good team player.
My name is Bradley Rice and I am 33 years old. I was born with Down syndrome, my dream in Special Olympics to compete in 2014 National Summer Games in New Jersey & California.