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Eunice Kennedy Shriver

How Challenged Have You Ever Really Been?

David Sable | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
David Sable

Imagine now, if you will, a world where people with intellectual disabilities lead the way, teaching us all that winning is often just about playing and that a smile and a hug never lose.

President Obama Honors Special Olympics Athletes For 'Overcoming Obstacles With Love And Kindness'

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their ...

Grassroots Passion for the Special Olympics

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

We marvel at the courage, determination and sportsmanship when so many talented individuals work their hardest and push themselves to do their very best.

Open Letter to the Hult International Business School MBA Graduates

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Now is the time to take stock and see where you are lacking strength in the four areas and focus in on shoring up those aspects you've neglected.

Courtside at the Special Olympics

Don McNay | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

Along with never having broadcast a basketball game, I had never been to a Special Olympics before. I'm not sure how I missed the Special Olympics.

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

David Lenz: The Egalitarian Realist

John Seed | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
John Seed

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Best Buddies Comes Along For the Ride

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 10.09.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The event is the largest one-day fundraiser conducted by Best Buddies; in nine years, the Best Buddies Challenge has raised over $35 million dollars through healthy competition between fundraising teams.

Ending the R-word

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Ayo Adeyeye

I remember having a conversation with my elder sister, as a child, and mentioning something concerning "handicapped people." My sister, who has long h...

Combine Service With Fun On Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

Maria Shriver | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Get out and play tomorrow. Volunteer, coach someone, referee, cheer or do anything else that includes people with intellectual disabilities. My mother believed that, by doing so, our nation would be a better place and indeed the entire world would be a better place for everyone.

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...

Best I Can: The Special Olympics Benefit

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"Fear of the unknown is not in our vocabulary in Chicago," Mayor Richard M. Daley told a group of several hundred at the annual Special Olympics benefit

What the "Other Sister" Did for the Kennedys

Terry Marotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Marotta

How lucky for the nation that the Kennedy children dedicated their lives to making a place for the marginalized and raising our consciousness around all issues of the differently abled.

Using Ice Cream for Good: How Lovin' Scoopful is Working for the Special Olympics

Dan Samson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Samson

Tim Shriver and I have partnered to donate 25% of the profits of Lovin' Scoopful ice cream to Special Olympics. Our mission is to run an effective for-profit business while promoting a great cause.

Is Meg Whitman Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yes (In the Wrong Ways)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman hates the comparison with Schwarzenegger, even though obvious, as both she and Schwarzenegger are Republicans, both are super-rich, and neither had any experience in elected office before running.

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

Tim Shriver: Get Off The White Horse And Listen

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last weekend, Tim Shriver sat down with the New York Times to discuss his lifelong involvement with Special Olympics. Shriver, who has been running t...

The End Of 2009's Summer Of Death

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — We had been told to expect the deaths of the famous to come in threes, not in the dozens. But all through the summer of 2009 came a ...

The Dream Lives On: Keeping The Kennedy Fire Alive

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

As Senator Kennedy was finally laid to rest yesterday, the weight of his passing hit me much harder than I thought. I can feel the collective heartbre...

Camelot Ends, Again: The Passing of Senator Ted Kennedy

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Though a most imperfect man, Ted Kennedy made his choice over a life of ease, and America is much the better for it.

Eunice Shriver: The Goddess of Giving

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Eunice Shriver working side by side with her husband Sarge Shriver on the now famous "war on poverty," which he began many years ago, is something that we should all be very thankful for.

The Passing of the Kennedys and Healthcare Reform

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

With the de facto passing of the Kennedy's in politics, we have truly reached the end of an era. What comes next, it seems, is an age in which the operative question has changed. It is now: what can America do for me?

Sarah Palin Spits on the Legacy of Eunice Shriver

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Palin's vile claim that mentally challenged children would be murdered by the American government is not only ludicrous, it is a disgusting insult to Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Legacy

Michael R. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Gardner

In those days, mentally challenged children were largely out-of-sight, hidden away. The prospect of these youngsters succeeding at anything -- especially sports -- was viewed as preposterous.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009 (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the presidential sister who founded the Special Olympics and helped demonstrate that the mentally disabled can triump...