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For every Special Olympics athlete in the US, there are 13 more waiting on the sidelines. Will you give them a chance?
This month, we are celebrating everyone who's leading the charge for respecting and embracing all differences, all abilities. Join our peaceful revolution: sign the Inclusion Pledge!
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    In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the world.
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    All month, Special Olympics is celebrating Champions of Inclusion—leaders who are building a more just and joyful world for all! It’s the perfect time for our athlete leaders to send a message to our Global Ambassadors and Champion Ambassadors, who work tirelessly year-round to champion respect for people of all abilities. We appreciate you!
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    After disruptive but necessary closings, Special Olympics is committed to supporting schools to return with more connection and community.
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    The Landscapes with Naveh Elder Welcomes ESPN | Special Olympics: Athletes with a disability, diversity and Inclusion | Wokie Daboh, Kate Jackson, and John Papa; images of the speakers are included under each persons name.
    Special Olympics has come a long way since 1968 and now it goes beyond just sports. In the past two weeks, the Landscape Podcast, a series of episodes highlighting people, programs and businesses changing the landscape for individuals with any type of disability, has focused on Special Olympics and ESPN.
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Special Olympics offers many ways to take part. There are short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, the option of playing Unified Sports and to become a Special Olympics athlete.
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114,888
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1,194,337
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