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Celebrating Acts of Inclusion

Her vision changed us. Her legacy is changing the world! On July 20, Special Olympics will observe Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day to celebrate her life and achievements. This date marks the anniversary of the first ever Special Olympics Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, and the transformational moment when Mrs. Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics movement, changed the game and let the world witness the greatness of Special Olympics athletes.


“Inclusion to me means giving people a chance and an opportunity to show others what they are capable of doing.  I experience inclusion every day by being accepted for who I am by family and friends, and when possible showing it to other people who may not realize the potential of people with disabilities.  Where Special Olympics is concerned, I am truly honored to be part of such a great team, and a global messenger to boot.  This organization has done so much for me, and I feel like I have contributed much to it in return.”

Kate Bove, Special Olympics Vermont athlete & Global Messenger

“Inclusion is making sure everyone has a chance to try something and not leaving anyone out.”

– Burlington High School student

“Inclusion is when everyone has a equal and just place on a team or just generally in the community. People are not judged based on capabilities or looks. Simpy accepting all!”

– Burlington High School student

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