Special Olympics and over 5 million athletes are leading the charge for full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. For 50 years, we have have been building a movement to break down barriers – both on and off the field in health and education – all through the power of sport. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we launch a 5-year campaign to inspire action and ultimately end discrimination for people with intellectual disabilities. The Revolution Is Inclusion.
The movement is rooted in the spirit of our founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who took a rebellious stand against the injustices faced by people with intellectual disabilities in 1968. Today, the fight for inclusion is more relevant than ever. People of all ages, races, genders, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities continue to face discrimination, ignorance, and disparagement. Just as Eunice Kennedy Shriver did 50 years ago, Special Olympics is setting a stake in the ground to create change, and this time, our athletes are leading the way.
As we continue this movement, Special Olympics will build programming and actively engage people in our movement to create social change.
Show your support by taking the Inclusion Pledge at JoinTheRevolution.org and share the pledge with everyone you know!
50 Game Changers
ESPN and Special Olympics have teamed up on a year-long storytelling initiative telling the stories of game changers and game changing moments toward inclusion. The series begins with the story of our founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver & her sister, Rosemary…and a new short film will be launched each week for the next 50 weeks. You can view each new story of inclusion online or catch while watching Sports Center on ESPN.