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Daina Shilts

Daina Shilts - Athlete

Special Olympics and Pro Athletes Shredded for Inclusion at the X Games Aspen 2023

Learn about the Special Olympics Unified Skiing and Unified Snowboarding x Games Aspen 2023 results.
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Special Olympics Athletes & Professionals Come Together at the 2022 X Games

Twenty Special Olympics snowboarders and skiers participated in the 2022 X Games alongside professional athletes this past Friday in Aspen, Colorado.
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Who Competes at Special Olympics World Winter Games?

The Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 are just one year away!
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Inclusion at Work: A Discussion Between ESPN, Special Olympics Colleagues

What are the benefits of inclusion? Just ask Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President & General Manager of ESPN+, speaking here with Special Olympics athlete Daina Shilts, who’s been part of ESPN’s broadcast team covering World Games.

Athletes Compete in X-cellent Skiing and Snowboarding at the 2020 X Games

On 23 January, 10 pairs of Special Olympics athletes and professional snowboarders returned for the sixth annual Unified Snowboarding Competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For the first time ever, six teams of two, including one Special Olympics athlete and one professional skier, competed in the first-ever Unified Skiing Competition at the X Games.
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ESPN’s Tony Reali is Excited About Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® Growth

ESPN’s Around The Horn Host Tony Reali attends Generation Unified 2019 in Washington, DC with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools locations and activities.
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Daniel Smrokowski and Daina Shilts

Daniel Smrokowski, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, interviews Daina Shilts, special correspondent for ESPN for the Special Olympics World Games 2019.

Youth Leaders from Around the World Discuss Inclusive Solutions

Over 150 youth and adult leaders, with and without intellectual disabilities have gathered at the Global Youth Leadership Summit to develop the skills needed to lead their communities on the movement for inclusion.
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Meece and Klug take 4th Gold at X Games 2019

Special Olympics Unified Sports® pair Henry Meece and Chris Klug took home gold for a 4th time at Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding at X Games Aspen 2019.
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Unified Snowboarding Action Coming to Aspen

Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding is returning to X Games Aspen for a fifth straight year!
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