A Letter from Shahin AliyevPresident, Special Olympics Azerbaijan

To Timothy Shriver, Sargent Shriver and to all family members of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

I, Shahin Aliyev, am the first founder of Special Olympics in Azerbaijan. I also attended the Special Olympics International constituent conference held in capital of Abkhazia, Georgia.

Dear Sargent and Timothy, the best memories with Eunice Kennedy Shriver and you were the meetings during 25 anniversary celebration of Special Olympics in Orlando, USA. We have had a lot of meetings with you and last of them was in Shanghai at World Summer Games, 2007. We had 5 minutes short talk with her. She was very glad when I informed her about the development of Young Athletes Program in Azerbaijan.

I had like to said that I was in charged of professional sport organizations many years. Since 1990 I am in Special Olympics. My love to this movement that Eunice Kennedy Shriver created and respect to you separated me off all other fields and involved with Special Olympics forever. Since that time I develop and save Special Olympics in Azerbaijan.

May her soul rest in peace.

Please, accept our deepest condolences.

Shahin Aliyev

President of Special Olympics Azerbaijan

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