Loretta: Our Inspiration

When Loretta Claiborne was a young girl, she was isolated and worried about what her future would hold. As she got older, she became involved in Special Olympics and developed her skills through sport. Not only did she do that but also she gained the confidence to inspire the next generation of leaders through public speaking, which is what she does still today as the Chief Inspiration Officer of the Special Olympics movement.

#UnifiedGeneration Review: 

“Loretta Claiborne shares with us how in the past there was no inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. People used to pick on her and call her names. She shares her stories and the stories of others to promote inclusion. I just love how she reaches out to young people and supports their work.”  —Tajha Ilerant, 2018 U.S. Youth Ambassador (Florida)