Special Olympics & Soldier Field
Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 3.7 million athletes in more than 170 countries. Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in the Near South Side./5
Today is Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day... ON A STEAMY July 20 morning in 1968 Eunice Kennedy Shriver stepped up to the microphone at Soldier Field in Chicago and convened the first Special Olympics Games: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. "
Chicagoist| One For The Road: Happy Birthday, Special Olympics: On this date in 1968, Soldier Field hosted the ...
Today marks the anniversary of the first ever Special Olympics Games, held July 20,1968 at Soldier Field in...
Today is Special Olympics Day, the anniversary of the first Special Olympics, held in Chicago at Soldier Field in 1968. Special Olympics golf tonight and then tournament on Monday in London. Also coach Bocce Ball on Mondays, Softball on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with Basketball in the winter. Keeps me out of trouble lol.
On July 20th 1968, The First International Special Olympics Games were held in Soldier Field, Chicago. great cause, great org still thriving
The first Special Olympics was held in Chicago, IL at Soldier Field on July 20th 1968, with less than 100 people...
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation, Special Olympics formed to improve the lives of the intellectually disabled. That year, 1,000 athletes from 26 states and Canada competed in an Olympic type competition at Soldier Field in Chicago. During a time when the...
Thanks to our friends at Chicago Athlete for their ongoing support of Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities. If you weren't able to join us in person at Soldier Field for our Spring Games Opening Games, Tracy Collings' photos sure are the next best thing!
Opening Ceremonies for Special Olympics at Soldier Field, 39 athletes from Team Gary this year. GO TEAM GARY LD
Getting the Pirate ship ready for Soldier field tomorrow. GO PIRATES!!! Opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics
In keeping with a tradition that began 44 years ago, more than 3,000 Special Olympics Chicago athletes will be participating in a “Parade of Athletes” as they march across Soldier Field, birthplace of the Special Olympics movement. The Opening Ceremonies serves as the formal start to three days
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