"My mother was a visionary, but, more importantly, a revolutionary," said Shriver on behalf of the Shriver family and Special Olympics.
"Fueled by love and anger, she used sport to break down the barriers, she used fields of play to bring people together, and she opened the doors of inclusion and equality to the most marginalized on Earth. It is now up to all of us to follow the athletes of Special Olympics who can teach us all to accept and include each other."
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One of the athletes who will stand with Tim Shriver is Loretta Claiborne of Pennsylvania, who won an ESPY of her own in 1996. Read her comments about the ESPY for Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Another Special Olympics athlete, David Egan of Virginia, also shared what he learned from knowing Mrs. Shriver.
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