EKS Day is Tomorrow!

The sixth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day will take place tomorrow, Spetember 26th.  This is an annual celebration of her life and a global call challenging everyone to “Play Unified to Live Unified” because Mrs. Shriver taught us that on the playing field, we forget about our differences and recognize our mutual humanity.EKS with athletes

EKS Day is an opportunity to celebrate the impact that one dedicated individual can have on the world.

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Let’s Change the Game

In celebration of the vision & legacy of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver we are pledging to make sure people with intellectual disabilities feel they are included & respected. We will also be celebrating living unified in honor of EKS Day on Septemeber 26, 2015. We challenge you to join us!  #LetsChangeTheGame www.specialolympics.org/LetsChangeTheGame

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EKS Day is Tomorrow!

The fifth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day will take place tomorrow, September 27, 2014!  This global call to action is for people to live in a more inclusive society.  Not only through sports, but also in the community.  EKS with Football players

We encourage all of our followers to go out tomorrow and take part in a Unified event, take some pictures, and leave a comment on this post about your day.

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EKS Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the 4th annual EKS Day or Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.  We will be celebrating tomorrow by going to basketball camp hosted by the University of New Orleans Basketball Team!  Our athletes will participate in drills and also play in a unified game.EKS Day

We actually started celebrating a day early (!)… We hosted the awards portion of our Camp Shriver at Magnolia School this morning and our athletes were treated to a wonderful speech about Eunice Kennedy Shriver by one of our veteran staff.

How will you celebrate EKS tomorrow?

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EKS Day in ONE Month!

One month from today, September 28th, is Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day or EKS Day!  We are all looking forward to this day.

“What you are winning by your courage is far greater than any game. You are winning life itself and in doing, you give to others a most precious prize…faith in the unlimited possibilities of the human spirit.”
~ Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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2012 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

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:

Tim Shriver talks about 2012 EKS Day