Leadership

Dan talking with a host while he receives the news of becoming an International Global Ambassador. There is a congratulations cake on the desk.
By Daniel Smrokowski
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Smiling pediatrician is looking over and checking out an athlete during a screening.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Special Olympics signed an agreement to promote sports, physical activity, health, inclusive education, sustainable and human development, and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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George Piece (on the right) and Bob Beamon (on the left) speak at the Southside Occupational Academy High School in Chicago. Two athletes are in the background watching George and Bob present the shoes to an audience.
Longtime athlete and Special Olympics employee organizes initiative to address a global need.
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SG Speaking and panel of two men and one women looking on at him.
Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, Surgeon General of the Unites States presented with Special Olympics at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Diego!
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An illustration of a person running, text that reads: Special Olympics Health | Made possible by Golisano Foundation. Text that reads: Some Special Olympics athletes have a passion for health and fitness.
Health Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained to serve as a health and wellness leaders, educators, advocates and role models within their communities.
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Nyasha Derere from Zimbabwe speaks on stage as a panelist during the Global Athlete Congress in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has on a blue collard shirt with a black jacket that is adorned with Special Olympics and iInclusion pins. A representative is sitting to his left.
Voted in as the NEW Chair of the Global Athletes Congress, Nyasha Derere will serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics.
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illustration of a hand coming out of the ground with words surrounding it. some of the words are, expression, freedom, dream, sports, religion, family, justice, and leadership
What does inclusion mean to you?
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photo of Daniel Smrokowski sitting and smiling.
In recognition of the International Day of Tolerance, we’re sharing this article written by Daniel Smrokowski, Special Olympics Illinois Athlete, for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Events.
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Global Ambassadors and youth leaders gather for a group photo in the Dominican Republic sitting on the stairs inside a building with plants on either side of the group.
The Special Olympics ' Global Athletes Congress is serving as a platform where Special Olympics athletes lead the way to a more inclusive world.
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A female athlete leader holds a microphone as she talks at an event. People in the background listen to her.
Special Olympics, in partnership with Kantar, conducted research on the role of attitudes in promoting inclusion in friendships, communities, health, education, and jobs.
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