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Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Here's what's happening world wide.

Special Olympics Receives Prestigious Empress Theophano Prize

Awarded each year to honour an exceptional contribution to human betterment, the coveted prize will be presented to Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, at a Ceremony on 23 October in the 2000 year-old Rotunda of Thessaloniki, Greece
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A Historic Collaboration: Special Olympics and The Coca-Cola Company Extend Global Partnership Through 2031

June 26, 2024 – Special Olympics, Inc. and The Coca‑Cola Company today announced an eight-year extension of their longstanding global partnership, rooted in the shared values of championing inclusion.
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Special Olympics Highlights its Powerful Work with Refugees to Mark World Refugee Day 2024

SOEE launches video highlight stories of refugees Ali and Sasha, whose lives have been transformed thanks to the Unified with Refugees Program
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United Teams Up with Chicago Bears to Support Special Olympics

Players work alongside airline's Special Olympics Service Ambassadors at O'Hare International Airport for the day to help drive awareness of organization's travel needs | Through United's Miles on a Mission platform, loyalty customers are able to donate their unused airline miles to Special Olympics to support athletes
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Special Olympics and Topgolf to Partner in New Inclusive Fundraiser on September 27

Golf fans of all abilities can register now for the Unified Fore Joy ProAm
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Henry Schein Extends Partnership with Special Olympics Until 2025, Promoting Wellness and Health Education for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities Around the World

Melville, NY (USA) – May 13, 2024: Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, today announced that it has extended through 2025 its existing partnership with Special Olympics to support health screening and education to and among its athletes at select events around the world.
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Santiago, Chile Will Host the 2027 Special Olympics World Games

First-ever Special Olympics World Games held in the Latin American region
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The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and Special Olympics Officially Launch Partnership

The organizations join forces to ensure the implementation of quality and inclusive sports programs for students of all abilities.
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Special Olympics International and Gallagher Announce Renewed Global Partnership to Further Support Special Olympics Sports and Athletes Around the World

Multi-year global partnership builds on efforts and Gallagher’s commitment to continue to promote inclusion, equity, and acceptance around the world.
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Special Olympics Athletes Join Denver Broncos Linebacker Alex Singleton on Super Bowl Media Row For Launch of First-Ever Nutrition Campaign

School of Strength: Snack Zone Video Series Created in Response to Critical Need for Nutrition Resources and Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities
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FanSided and Special Olympics Return to Super Bowl Media Row with Unified Reporting Team in Ongoing Commitment to Inclusion

FanSided Hires Special Olympics Florida Athlete and Sportscaster, Malcom Harris-Gowdie as Unified Reporter for all Super Bowl Week and Big Game Coverage
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Special Olympics Names Athlete Spokespersons

Ten Sargent Shriver Global Messengers from around the world will represent the sports movement.
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