Special Olympics St. Vincent and the Grenadines will on Saturday participate in Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, the fifth annual worldwide celebration in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement and a leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
In proclaiming global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics said, “Today, we celebrate the legacy of an extraordinary leader who was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities all over the world. Furious at their exclusion from society nearly 50 years ago, she had a vision that sports could build confidence and skills. And, that sports could demonstrate to the world the abundance of talents of people with intellectual disabilities and connect them into society. She founded Special Olympics as a vehicle to make that happen. Her legacy is the important work Special Olympics does every day — through sports, health services, education and changing policy and attitudes. Let us appropriately honor her legacy by joining together in sports, in communities across the country, people with and without intellectual disabilities playing on teams together, playing unified!”
Special Olympics St. Vincent and the Grenadines invites the public to join them at the Solidarity Car Park from 1 p.m. as they celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day through a game of Bocce.