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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
Volunteers and athletes dance together on the sand at the beach at the 2018 Beach Games in Trinidad.
You can find them at events, in offices and all over social media! Special Olympics volunteers are the motor fueling the movement.
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Brothers Evan and Jay sitting side by side being interviewed.
Evan and Jay are not only brothers, they are Unified basketball teammates at Ponaganset High School, a Unified Champion School.
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Representatives from Special Olympics and WWE stand for a group photo; Special Olympics New York Athlete Angel (power lifter) stands in the center with a champion ship belt around her waist.
Special Olympics was recognized as WWE’s 2018 Business Partner of the Year during the annual Business Partner Summit in Brooklyn on April 6th.
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Three volunteers posing for a picture during Healthy Athletes screening, one man in paper scrubs and the other two in tag Healthy Athletes branded polo and vests.
Over 20,000 volunteers answered the call and played a major role in the largest World Games in Special Olympics history.
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A volunteer with his arm around an athlete hugging him, both are smiling at the camera.
Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
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Members of BNK48 also volunteered at a Young Athletes Fun Day outside of Bangkok.
Ahead of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, Special Olympics Thailand got some super support from Thai super girls group BNK48.
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Tim Shriver stands arm in arm with athletes, students, and representatives from a Unified School. Students and athletes are in school colors (green).
Special Olympics survived Betsy DeVos' attempt to axe our school programs. Here's what we do for America's kids.
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renee manfredi smiling
Renee Manfredi is a leader, athlete, singer and master of four languages who just happens to have autism.
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Spencer Roberson with a female both giving a thumbs up.
An internationally recognized day on 2 April every year to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn more and read stories about Autism.
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Timothy Shriver on stage during the 2019 closing ceremonies giving a speech. A young man standing and applauding on the right and a woman sitting and applauding on the left.
Every day around the world, Special Olympics ends bullying and discrimination of people with intellectual disabilities—often the most marginalized people in society.
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