Eunice Kennedy Shriver planted the seeds of the Special Olympics in her backyard in 1962. Today it’s a global organization with three million athletes. The history and future of the Special Olympics.


  • David Egan Special Olympian and mailroom clerk at Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Kathleen Egan mother of David Egan.
  • George Jesien executive director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities.
  • Tom Songster special adviser, the Special Olympics.

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