When Eunice Kennedy Shriver launched a summer camp at her Maryland farm, Timberlawn, for those with intellectual disabilities, it was revolutionary. At the time, the 1960s, differently abled folks didn’t have camps let alone public places to simply be. In 1968, Shriver founded and debuted the inaugural Special Olympic Games in Chicago. The organization never looked back.

Top Image: Soccer player Mia Hodges, courtesy John Huet

 

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