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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These news stories come from all around the world.
It is with great sadness that we share that after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Bruce Pasternack, CEO of Special Olympics from 2005-2007, passed away on 13 January, 2021.
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SO Texas athlete Tank Schottle was featured in the AP’s One Good Thing series on December 31, 2020.
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Special Olympics Europe Eurasia is excited to announce that Special Olympics Italia Unified Partner, Gerald Mballe will join the regional team as the movement’s first-ever Advisor on the Special Olympics Unified with Refugees programme.
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The following is an excerpt from the article titled Building a truly inclusive organization published by Campaign US and written by Denis Doolan, Special Olympics Chief of Organizational Excellence.
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Special Olympics Chief of Organizational Excellence Denis Doolan shares his journey, and his steps, to diversifying leadership.
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Special Olympics and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today signed a global Memorandum of Understanding to formalize a growing partnership benefiting refugees of all abilities.
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It has been a busy and exciting end to the year for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 team. In the past month alone, we have announced a team of exciting new Games Ambassadors, including ice hockey legend Alexander Ovechkin, welcomed Coca-Cola on board as an official partner of the Games and opened the applications for Games volunteers!
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The NFL celebrated its fifth annual My Cause, My Cleats campaign during Week 13 of the NFL season as a part of its commitment to support causes important to players. My Cause, My Cleats is a collaboration between the NFL and players that raises awareness and money for hundreds of charitable organizations of each player's choosing.
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Special Olympics Board Chair Timothy Shriver, Ph.D. discusses the important role education plays in addressing society’s dire need for social inclusion.
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres express their excitement about being named Global Ambassadors with Special Olympics athletes during Zoom call.
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To address the high rates of mental distress among adults with disabilities, the CDC posted helpful resources, including recommendations for people with intellectual disabilities from Special Olympics.
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