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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

The fifth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, to celebrate the theme of unity!


EKS Day Events

In honor of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, individuals worldwide will take part in Unified Sports®, volunteer and educational activities to promote the vision of the Special Olympics founder.  SEE EVENTS ››


EKS Day Stories

Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy of action and compassion lives on. These stories show the far-reaching impact this one woman had and how others have been inspired to continue her work and dream. Read them, and share your story, too. Learn More ››


About EKS Day

In celebration of EKS Day, Special Olympics encourages each community, from every corner of the world, to engage in sports activities focused on inclusion.  LEARN MORE ››


A Revolutionary

Tim Shriver recounts his mother’s life of service in this brief 2011 CBS/Turner Sports Profile.  SEE VIDEO ››


“We had a BLAST!!!! EKS day was so much fun! We were all literally PLAYING UNIFIED. From the feedback from our athletes, partners, families, volunteers and coaches I could confidently say that through team work, we were unified, thanks to everyone who worked for this day, and thank you Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver.”Deemah Wafa, 2011 Special Olympics Global Youth Summit, Jordan

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Special Olympics Blog

Jean Vanier, a prophet of humility and simplicity, wins!

Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier.  For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide. 

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