50 for 50th Stories

What a Year!


 

It’s been quite a year for Special Olympics! As we come to close of 2018, we reflect on all the fun the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration brought to Chicago. #ChoosetoInclude


Touch of Nature – 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Celebration


 


It has been two weeks since the 50th Anniversary Celebration?! Say What!


 

Didn’t have a chance to make it to the 50th Anniversary Celebration or just want to reminisce on the experience?

View pictures from the event here!

50th Anniversary Events 
50th Anniversary Concert
50th Anniversary Global Day of Inclusion 
50th Anniversary Healthy Athletes
50th Anniversary Eternal Flame Ceremony
50th Anniversary Unified Cup Day 1 
50th Anniversary Unified Cup Day 2
50th Anniversary Unified Cup Day 3 
50th Anniversary Unified Cup Day 4 


Daniel Smrokowski talks with friend of the program, Tim Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics.


 

On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 301, Daniel Smrokowski talks with friend of the program, Tim Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics.  Recorded LIVE at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago as part of our #SpecialOlympics50 Podcast Series, Tune-in as Tim talks about: What it was like for him during the first International Games in July 1968; Special Olympics Movement and Importance of the Inclusion Revolution; Playing Unified and “The Fun That Lasts”; Unified Basketball game at his church and catalyst for Unified Sports programs; Comments on starting a Unified Team; Comments on Daniel’s mom’s quote “If The Whole World were like SO, there would be no wars”; Comments on next SO 2019 World Games in Abu-Dabi; On his mom’s Legacy and new biography “Eunice: The Kennedy That Changed The World”; New Special Olympics 50th Exhibition at American History Museum; Special Olympics 50th Anniversary and Future of Special Olympics Movement; On Taking the Inclusion Pledge; and much more!