Daniel Smrokowski

Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger (SSIGM) Athlete leader 2019-2023 Special Olympics Illinois
Daniel interviewing Apolo Ohno
“Just like in the Olympics and just like right now, we have to get back up, we have to throw ourselves towards the finish line and we have to continuously keep adapting and reinventing ourselves.”
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Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and host of Special Chronicles Daniel Smrokowski (left) and Special Olympics Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, (right).
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski is the founder and host of the podcast Special Chronicles Show, which he started in 2008 to give voice to people with special needs.
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A picture of Loretta with text that reads: Happy Birthday Loretta Claiborne. The text is illustrated with streamers and balloons.
Loretta Claiborne has traveled the world with Special Olympics since starting to compete in 1970 with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Over the past 50 years, she’s grown into one of Special Olympics’ most influential voices.
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Mentor Chris Winston (left) poses with SSIGM and Special Olympics Illinois athlete Daniel Smrokowski.
The 10 Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers (SSIGM) gathered in a Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal Hotel during the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Looking to recording an interesting podcast that keeps people’s attention? Award-winning and veteran podcaster, Dan Smrokowski (Special Olympics Illinois) offers these tips on how to create compelling content for audio and video podcasts.
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Andy Grammer and Daniel Smorowski standing side by side for a Dan's podcast interview.
The Special Olympics movement is driven by our volunteers with more than 1.1 million donating their time and expertise. Andy Grammer, triple-platinum singer/songwriter, stepped up this year as a volunteer coach for the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game.
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Daniel swimming on the left and Daniel posing in front of a microphone on the right smiling.
Daniel says, “Creating inclusive workplaces is one of the best parts that I enjoy about working at Goodwill.”
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Daniel captures the scenery of New York while on the Brooklyn Bridge with his mother.
During the week of July 15–20 as our Special Olympics movement celebrates a Global Week of Inclusion, I would like to share with you how I will be showcasing inclusion and “celebrate togetherness.”
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Daniel Smrokowski and Keira Byland
Daniel Smrokowski, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, interviews Kiera Byland, who won three gold medals in cycling at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.
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.