Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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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Celebrating Women’s History Month
Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, Loretta Clairborne, celebrates Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the female athletes who have contributed to the movement over the last 50 years.
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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A female and male speaker stand at the top of the room addressing a seated audience.
A new BBC documentary on how Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the world through sport is inspiring Special Olympics supporters across Great Britain to join the Special Olympics Unified Mile on 26 May 2019.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver looking at a young athlete.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the subject of a new BBC documentary entitled The Kennedy Who Changed the World.
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Robert "Bobby" Jones leaning over with his hands on a conference room table with a sign that reads "Thank You" sprawled across the table in front of him.
My name is Robert Jones and I work at Special Olympics International.
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Black and white photo (ca. 1923-1924) of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her siblings John F., Joe Jr., Rosemary and Kathleen in a boat at Cohasset, Massachusetts as a child sitting on a small boat with her siblings out in the water at Cohasset, Massachusetts.
In 2018, we are honoring the 100th anniversary of Rosemary Kennedy’s birth.
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The relationship between Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her sister Rosemary Kennedy was the root of the entire Special Olympics movement.