Eunice Kennedy Shriver;
1987 Special Olympic Games
September 25th was the first annual global
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.
"...to say that the lot of people with intellectual disabilities has improved because of Special Olympics is so grossly understated as to be meaningless. Shriver's movement did nothing less than release an entire population from a prison of ignorance and misunderstanding."
-Jack McCallum; Sports Illustrated Magazine, December 8, 2008