This Saturday is the 3rd annual world-wide Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day – a global celebration in memory of the founder of the Special Olympics movement and a leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. EKS Day challenges everyone to “Play Unified to Live Unified.” Mrs. Shriver taught us all that through sport we easily forget about our differences and recognize our mutual humanity.
Mrs. Shriver was not only compassionate, intense, focused, and unyielding. She was brilliant. She knew everything we create for our athletes – we also create for every persson who has a Special Olympics experience. When people walk onto our playing fields all over the world in any capacity – if they pay attention to what that experience brings to them, and then they behave that way in the world after they leave – our entire world changes for the better. What a gift.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver made an amazing contribution. It is our job to make sure it is one that lasts. Play Unified – Live Unified.