Special Olympics Florida

Special Event: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

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Date(s) - 07/20/2017
12:00 am


Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call challenging everyone to “Choose To Include”.  This invitation stems from Mrs. Shriver’s teaching that on the playing field, we forget about our differences and recognize our mutual humanity. 

On Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, we invite you to join us and change the game for inclusion.  As founder of Special Olympics and executive vice president of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a leader in the worldwide struggle to improve and enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities for more than five decades.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the minds of all people to the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual disabilities.  She believed in their possibilities, which fuel hope in all of us to make a difference.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver demonstrated an unrelenting indomitable spirit in action that one person could make a difference and change the world.  Her lasting legacy must be our continued commitment to improve and transform the lives of the nearly 200 million people worldwide with intellectual disabilities who still live with diminished opportunities and social disrespect, and are often neglected and hidden away.   Learn more…

Today, Special Olympics Florida celebrates the legacy & vision of our Founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  Following her lead, we #ChooseToInclude!  We hope you do the same:  www.specialolympics.org/include.