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Special Olympics SVG to celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

Special Olympics SVG to celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

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On September 27, 2014, Special Olympics St Vincent and the Grenadines will participate in Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, the fifth annual worldwide celebration in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement and a leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.{{more}}

In proclaiming global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics, said, “Today, we celebrate the legacy of an extraordinary leader who was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities all over the world. Furious at their exclusion from society nearly 50 years ago, she had a vision that sports could build confidence and skills. And, that sports could demonstrate to the world the abundance of talents of people with intellectual disabilities and connect them into society. She founded Special Olympics as a vehicle to make that happen. Her legacy is the important work Special Olympics does every day – through sports, health services, education and changing policy and attitudes. Let us appropriately honor her legacy by joining together in sports, in communities across the country, people with and without intellectual disabilities playing on teams together, playing unified!”

Join Special Olympics St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, September 27, at the Solidarity Car Park from 1 p.m., as we celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day with a bocce competition.

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