Black History Month

Illustration of a hand washing diagram
With the outbreak of the coronavirus, Special Olympics wants you to stay safe. Washing your hands properly is just one way to help do that.
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A Born Leader: Meet Cindy
Cindy is a Special Olympics athlete who learned to set, reach and exceed her goals through sports. She brings that same determination to the workplace, as she leads an advocacy group for people with intellectual disabilities.
Rodney Hankins and Sam Perkins
Growing up, Sam Perkins and Rodney Hankins developed a close bond playing sports on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, dreaming of becoming world champions. It wasn’t until Sam saw Rodney competing at a Special Olympics event that he realized his friend had an intellectual disability—and his attitude towards people with intellectual disabilities was changed forever.
Special Olympics athletes and volunteers huddle together after athletes are awarded medals for their efforts.
Safety. A word often stressed in order to ensure the well-being of a given individual. A word often recognized as a goal for individuals to attain in their attempts to protect those they care for from hazardous situations.
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Tajha & Loretta
When Tajha heard Loretta Claiborne's story, her whole world changed & she found a renewed purpose in her life. Today, Tajha is leading the #InclusionRevolution in her community!
Photo of the Special Olympics 50 exhibit at the Smithsonian featuring Loretta Claiborne, Lee Dockins, Marty Sheets and Ricardo Thornton.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC is extending its “Special Olympics at 50” display showcasing five decades of Special Olympics!
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Nyasha Derera at the United Nations
During the 12th Session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, Special Olympics Zimbabwe athlete Nyasha Derera shared his personal story of exclusion. #choosetoinclude
Spencer Roberson in his equestrian gear with a medal around his neck and his arm around a women; both are giving a thumbs up.
Spencer Roberson is an accomplished Special Olympics athlete who made his victorious international debut at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Elliot De Niro
At a young age, Elliot De Niro developed strength and confidence through tennis. Today, he shares his love of sport and exercise with his best friend, Max, as they learn and grow together.