As we get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, let’s take a moment to learn about the Special Olympics and the role college students can play in volunteering their time to this worthy cause. The Special Olympics offers summer and winter sports training and athletic competition in a variety of fields for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition to athletics and competition, the Special Olympics fosters the joy of participation and a sense of community.
The beginnings of Special Olympics
The establishment of the Special Olympics is credited to Eunice Kennedy Shriver (sister of President John F. Kennedy) who in 1962 began Camp Shriver as a place for children with intellectual disabilities to play. Read more