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SHAPE America is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. It drives excellence in physical education while providing “programs, resources, and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs,” according to the SHAPE America mission statement.
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The following is an excerpt from the article titled Another Special Olympics Day at the NFL Draft, published by MSN.
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Caden Cox stands proudly next to an exhibit in the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. This isn’t just any exhibit; it’s his exhibit. His No. 21 Hocking College football uniform—a nod to the 21st chromosome associated with Down syndrome—is folded neatly in a standalone display, and it sits near the memorabilia of legends such as Syracuse University’s Jim Brown. His brother is capturing it all on video. “The moment I walked in, I saw my uniform, and it was pretty crazy,” Cox says via Zoom.
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For the ninth consecutive year Special Olympics capitalized on the environment as a massive storytelling platform for the movement despite a shift primarily to a virtual setting.
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To the sports world and beyond, it’s the most iconic venue in sports. But to a select few, there is another venue that will soon hold significant importance.
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Special Olympics takes part in the Big Game media tour virtually.
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Every year, the week before the Super Bowl features the one of the largest gatherings of media in the United States.
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Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid shared a message for all of the Special Olympics athletes ahead of the “Big Game.”
The Chicago Bears hosted 180 Special Olympics athletes from 12 Special Olympics Illinois teams in a flag football tournament held in Halas Hall.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback James Winston welcomed 75 Special Olympics Florida athletes to his Dream Forever Foundation football camp.
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