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Think of other’s as havening a disability as a gift from God to show other’s they can do something special.
--Jennifer Hoover

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I firmly believe Special Olympics is more than just a program of sports, training and competition; it's a strong statement of optimism about human life.
William J. Clinton, former president of the United States of America

If people would believe in us like Special Olympics and see what we can do, they would be amazed. My ambition in life is to turn ‘no’ into ‘yes.’ If someone says I can’t do something, I want to prove I can.
Suzanne O’Moore, Special Olympics Australia athlete
It is the Special Olympics athletes’ ability to deliver and exceed everyone’s expectations, including my own that impresses me the most.
Peter Lynch, Vice Chairman, Fidelity Management and Research Company

"Share our similarities, celebrate our differences."

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

Miley Cyrus - The Climb: Hannah Montana The Movie

The Climb by Miley Cyrus should be Special Olympics theme song. To me it means, for everything that comes your way; you will always have another challenge. You can find out your meaning for yourself.

From Special Olympics Fan Community

A World of Neglect

A World of Neglect
People with intellectual disabilities are every society's most neglected population. Nearly 200 million people, or three percent of the world's population, have an intellectual disability, making it the largest disability population in the world.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I hate that people still use this word. I just sometime cry when I hear this being said.

This word is more popular on searches then intellectual disability is and always comes up as the r-word.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

P&G | Special Olympics: What I See

Mothers always say it best and my mom said, "I share this in honor of our Special Olympics athlete daughter, Jennifer Hoover. This video clip reminds me so much of her life journeys! Jennifer is now a beautiful young woman of 34 - gainfully employed, swims lots, & loves to write poetry & enjoys her Special Olympics friends!! There are no limits to what she can do - same goes for all Special Olympics athletes".

I see someone
That can do anything
Or, be anyone

I see what they can do (inside)
Not their disability (outside)

I see someone
That can have their own life
But it takes much more time for some than others
Maybe all their lives
To find out what they want

I see someone
That can be on their own
With help they can
With more time

I see someone
That is special
In their own way
And will not stop for anything

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Driven to Win

I was driven to win
Because of who I am
Not because of what I look like
Not because I learn slower
Not because I’m handicapped
But, because I try to do my best
At whatever I do ever day

I am driven to win
To try and win that gold medal
At the State Games
To show others
That anything is possible
All you got to do is try
And you will achieve
What none other could

I am driven to win
Because of what
God made me to be
And no one can stop me
From doing what
God made me to do

I was driven to win
Because we all are
Miracles from God
Especially those that are different
To show others
What can be achieved
When kids are in Special Olympics

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Are you in? Are you a fan of dignity? Of acceptance? Of the humanity of all people, regardless of ability? If so, it is time you joined our network of college and university students supporting Special Olympics.

Connecting People Together

SO College connects hotspots of college student involvement with individuals with intellectual disabilities and the social movement for their benefit. Created by college students for college students, the network seeks the membership of campus groups who share the common goals of enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and building a more accepting world for all.

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Mission: The SO College network unites college students to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, friendship, advocacy and other activities.

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