Special Olympics Celebrates 50th Anniversary

First, Loretta Claiborne talks about her beginnings and the beginnings of Special Olympics. Second, Evan and Jay Hallberg exemplify the community that Ponaganset High School has built for all students. Next, we watch as Eddie Yarbrough returns to his alma mater of Grandview High School as he reflects on how far the Unified Champion Schools program has come since he started it when he was in school. Finally, Kaitlyn reflects on how she got involved with Special Olympics when she was in school and now has followed her passion to work for Special Olympics International.

“Founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Loretta Claiborne paved the way to be advocates for inclusion for the unified generation. Special Olympics has a mission and vision for thousands of athletes and partners to unite and lead together in a competitive sports environment and end discrimination and exclusion in schools and employment. My favorite part of the video was hearing the stories from unified pairs and how the unified partners learned from their athlete about living in the present and cherish the special moments. The next 50 years of Special Olympics is going to be better than ever but it all starts with your commitment to the inclusion revolution.” —Britney Bautista, US Youth Ambassador