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  • Sport teaches us.

  • When we train, it teaches us to dream.

  • When we struggle, it teaches us determination.

  • When we win, it teaches us joy.

  • And if we lose, sport teaches us

  • the will to try again.

  • Sport teaches us who we really are.

  • Who can benefit most from this lesson?

  • Those of us who are told most frequently

  • that we can’t.

  • Those of us who are labeled

  • most often by others.

  • Those of us who are judged most unfairly

  • and told that we are this or that.

  • Sport teaches people who they really are

  • and we teach people sport.

  • Were Special Olympics.

  • Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968,

  • we provide millions of athletes

  • with intellectual disabilities

  • in more than 170 countries

  • the opportunity to experience

  • all the empowering benefits of sport,

  • with over 44,000 competitions a year

  • and World Games every two years.

  • And though it all starts with sports,

  • Special Olympics is much more.

  • Were a network of families who share

  • information, understanding and support.

  • Were Special Olympics Healthy Athletes,

  • the largest provider of free health services

  • for people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Were volunteers and builders of communities,

  • reaching and helping people who would

  • otherwise be forgotten in some of the most

  • neglected areas of the world.

  • Were bridge builders, helping to forge

  • relationships and acceptance

  • between our athletes and young people

  • without intellectual disabilities,

  • teaching them to become leaders

  • in their own right.

  • Were champions and advocates for learning,

  • research and policy changes across the globe.

  • Most importantly, were also a catalyst

  • for social change.

  • Because once you see what our athletes

  • are capable of,

  • you start to lose your preconceptions.

  • So sport teaches people who they really are

  • and we teach people sports,

  • but in the end,

  • it’s really they who teach us all.

  • Special Olympics.

  • Be a fan.

Sport teaches us.

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Sport Teaches Us

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