Emma Broyles will use her national platform to raise awareness for mental health resources and the Special Olympics. Read more here.
From Bingo to Bocce: Unified Sports, Special Olympics Step Up for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Unified Sports and Special Olympics Arizona allow individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in athletics while giving them additional opportunities within their community. Read more here.
GoFundMe Partners with the Special Olympics
A partnership between crowdfunding site GoFundMe and the Special Olympics has launched nearly 500 campaigns from athletes, teams and delegations hoping to compete in the 2017 winter games. Read more
Dr. Besser’s Notebook: Special Olympics’ Legacy for Us All
When I was in medical school at the University of Pennsylvania more than 20 years ago, our class volunteered to work at the Special Olympics Games in Philadelphia.
Summit Daily News (Frisco, Colo.)
Disability 101: Paralympic Call for Equality
Yeehaw!!! The 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games are at last being televised in the U.S.! Well, sort of. It’s not ideal coverage, but it’s a lot more than we have ever had before, so we are making progress.
The New York Times
WHEN I was growing up, we lived on a farm in Maryland and had dogs, chickens and cattle. In 1962, my mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, started a summer camp in our backyard for children with intellectual disabilities, which was the beginning of Special Olympics.