"What a great moment for me, my son, the world. What you have made possible for so many people defies all reason." LOWELL WEICKER, JR.
Former United States Senator
On EKS Day, SO Athletes and non-SO Athletes alike will be brought together in the spirit of unity. Volunteering time, playing sports, and learning about the legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver all contribute to the realization of EKS Day. Special Olympics Programs around the world will be encouraged to host events that celebrate the progress that has been made to advance the rights of people with ID, while at the same time shedding light on the work that remains unfinished. Examples of the types of activities envisioned for the day going forward include:
Again our hope is for a global patchwork of competitions, events, announcements, educational opportunities, media coverage, etc that combine to collectively generate global awareness of and funds for the movement and the enduring legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and ultimately engage fans, supporters, influencers, and youth directly in the mission of Special Olympics.
In April 2010, SOI will share the EKS Day Playbook to support local Programs' EKS Day activities.
If you have questions please contact Helen MacNabb, Vice President, Strategic Properties at firstname.lastname@example.org