50th Anniversary

John C. McGinley's professional head shot. He's resting his hand on his head and leaning into the photo on his elbows. He has on a blue thermal shirt.
On Friday, November 30th Special Olympics D.C. hosted its 34th Night of Trees Fundraising Gala.
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Special Olympics Chairman, Tim Shriver & Hallie Biden of the Beau Biden Foundation sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
Operation Safeguard, a new initiative to advance and strengthen the protection of people with intellectual disabilities from physical and sexual abuse.
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Hamad on he field clapping watching something off in the distance and smiling. He has on a red jersey and a black long sleep undershirt.
#MeetHamad: Hamad’s story is about the power of determination and true sportsmanship.
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Three team players on the field, one coming into the group for an embrace and two give each others a high-five. Additional players are on the field in the background.
In Chicago, one of my responsibilities was to interview athletes, families, and volunteers. As a result, I had the great opportunity to write athlete stories of determination, loyalty, and bravery.
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photo of Daniel Smrokowski sitting and smiling.
In recognition of the International Day of Tolerance, we’re sharing this article written by Daniel Smrokowski, Special Olympics Illinois Athlete, for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Events.
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Athletes, representatives, and friends gather together in a group in front of the World Tennis Invitational sign for a group photo. Every is wearing a white and red or red polo shirt.
The five-day event, hosted in the Dominican Republic was the largest unified tennis event held globally.
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Global Ambassadors and youth leaders gather for a group photo in the Dominican Republic sitting on the stairs inside a building with plants on either side of the group.
The Special Olympics ' Global Athletes Congress is serving as a platform where Special Olympics athletes lead the way to a more inclusive world.
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Special Olympics leaders and representatives in a group photo in Africa. A Unified Sports banners is in the background, a country flag is in the foreground.
The Local Organizing Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has announced the 11 Sub-Saharan African nations participating in the World Games held on 14-19 March 2019. A workshop to educate the new member nations on the Games’ values of inclusion and tolerance took place in Nairobi, Kenya. The Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world with more than 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches from more than 176 nations.
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Two instructors are outside of the pool jumping and a group of athletes are inside of the pool jumping, training with resistance.
Special Olympics Senegal’s athletes are training hard for summer sports in Dakar, with weekly Sunday morning sessions such as these.
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Unified athlete poses on his bicycle ahead of the starting line. Other cyclists are in the background.
Cyclists of all ages, abilities and fitness levels turned up at Yas Marina Circuit on October 28th for the latest edition of ‘Cycle Unified’ and rode alongside members of the UAE National Cycling Team.
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