EKS Day is tomorrow and we’re encouraging you to join us and #PlayUnified!
We hope that you are your family have a very safe and Happy New Year!
Our team had a great time at the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run International Conference that was held in Orlando, Florida! We were able to meet with around 1,000 law enforcement and Special Olympics representatives for a weekend of learning, inspiration, and fun. At the conference, the Torch has been passed to us and next year the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be hosted here in Louisiana!
Today is National Happy Boss’s Day! A day for employees to honor their supervisors and tell them thank you. So make sure you tell your boss you appreciate them today!
Fun facts: National Bosses Day started in 1958 and is now celebrated in at least 6 other countries! Read more on Hallmark’s website
This weekend marks several important milestones and celebrations for the Special Olympics Movement. 50 years ago this week, Eunice Kennedy Shriver wrote an article in the Saturday Evening Post that for the first time shared her family’s personal story – their hopes and struggles on behalf of her sister Rosemary, who had an intellectual disability. This Saturday, 22 September, we carry on her legacy to unleash the gifts and talents of people with intellectual disabilities as we celebrate the third annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day. Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver reflects on that legacy in this special video message:
Special Olympics Caribbean, past chairwoman and Mother, Maureen Webber, highlights her son Brian in this article about being a mother to a child with intellectual disabilities.
“So when special occasions like Mother’s Day come around, instead of bemoaning the fact that no one is celebrating us, I celebrate us…”
“There is a world we live in, us mothers of children with disabilities. Brian – and many like him – will not get to do many of those things I mentioned above when he is 20…”
Read more of this article here.