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September 06, 2013 |

Disney, ESPN and Special Olympics Team Up

By Christy White

The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Special Olympics today announced a two-year global initiative that will leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance, by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through the Special Olympics Unified Sports program. With a multi-million dollar financial and in-kind investment, Disney and ESPN will support Special Olympics’ goal of registering one million Unified Sports participants, including athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities), teammates (individuals without intellectual disabilities) and coaches, by 2015. Read more about this exciting news at the link below.

Also, the Associated Press published its story about the ESPN-Special Olympics partnership. Here's a link to that story on Boston.com

About Christy White: I am the director of media and public relations for Special Olympics.
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