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Special Olympics International announced today that Big Show, one of the most decorated WWE Superstars, will be named the newest Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
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“Aretha Franklin brought joy to millions — and engaged as many hearts and minds through her advocacy,” Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver said. “She sang to the world about respect and inclusion. Her appearances on two ‘A Very Special Christmas’ albums with her renditions of “O Christmas Tree” and “Winter Wonderland” , illustrated the power of music to build a movement for positive change. All of us in the Special Olympics family send our Amen to her beautiful spirit.”
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Pictured: Athlete Loretta Claiborne, athlete Danielle Liebl and Unified Partner Kenny Brown.
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I grew up a lot that day because of the tenacity and effort of that little girl in the wheelchair.
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This year’s event will be held Sept. 30, and raises money for children and adults in Delaware who participate in Special Olympics.
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The 30 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department ran for 50 hours straight to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics.
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Bocce courts featuring a revolutionary design took center stage—find out what was so different about them.
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From Athlete Leaders to Health Leaders
Special Olympics works with adults and children with intellectual disabilities to extend their personal development beyond our regular sports programming. In this video, we go behind-the-scenes at an Athlete Health Leader workshop. After training, athletes can pass on their knowledge about health and fitness to their peer athletes. Filmed at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.
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"Brave in the Attempt: Special Olympics in Louisiana" explores the history of Special Olympics with an emphasis on Louisiana.
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Athletes enjoyed Olympic town and a 50 balloon release in honor of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. Learn about their record.
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