Born in Chicago - Special Olympics Global Movement Turns 50

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Dave Breen, Special Olympics Illinois


Oct 24, 2017

The spark that became today's Special Olympics movement of 5.5 Million athletes in 170 countries worldwide, started here in July of 1968 with the very first International Summer Games in Chicago, Il., USA. Five decades later, the movement returns to Chicago to launch the year-long global Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations in July 2018. Special Olympics Illinois President & CEO, Dave Breen shares the history of one of the most transformative organizations on the globe, and the events planned to celebrate 50 years of acceptance and inclusion.

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