Special Olympics News
Michelle Obama pays special tribute at the 2017 ESPY Awards
The former first lady posthumously honored Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver at a star-studded awards show led by host Peyton Manning.
Michelle Obama honors late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at 2017 ESPYs
One of the most emotional moments at the 2017 ESPYs was when former first lady Michelle Obama honored the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and the organization now stands as the world's largest sports organization for
Michelle Obama to honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver at ESPYS
ESPN has chosen Michelle Obama to help posthumously honor Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The former first lady is presenting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Shriver's son, Timothy Shriver, during ABC's broadcast of the ESPYS awards Wednesday in Los Angeles. Timothy Shriver chairs
Michelle Obama to present ESPY award to the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver
We'll start with some inspirational stuff today. Michelle Obama will present the Arthur ashe courage award at the 25th espys to special olympics founder Eunice Kennedy shriver. She was a passionate champion for people with developmental challenges and using the power of sport to empower them to
Children with autism find a way to thrive
Finally, our persons of the week. Sons and daughters facing challenges, but diving right in. Go! Reporter: It's swim team practice for the hammerheads in New Jersey. 13 swimmers, all on the autism spectrum. When I'm swimming, I feel Normal. Feels amazing when I swim. If you want gold medals, you
Special Olympics athlete spends day playing basketball with NBA star
Brad Smith never imagined in his wildest dreams that he'd be in New York with his younger brother Noah and the Phoenix Suns ' star guard Devin Booker. Noah, 11, was born with a hole in his heart, and would undergo multiple surgeries throughout his young life. Brad said doctors told the family hours
Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker surprises a special 11-year-old fan
Little Noah was born with a hole in his heart, but he never let that hold him back from his sports dreams, landing him an invite to join Booker at the NBA Draft Lottery.
11-year-old Special Olympics player surprised with trip to NBA Draft Lottery
Noah Smith may just be 11 years old, but he's going to the NBA Draft Lottery next week! Smith, who was born with a hole in his heart, was surprised today by Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker with a seat at the exclusive event. The 5th grader at Navarrete Elementary in Chandler, Arizona,
Man with Down syndrome’s sock business is booming
It’s a company with a straightforward mission: Make people happy through socks. The colorful footwear sold by John’s Crazy Socks are certainly unique; not only for their designs but for the person who came up the company in the first place. John Cronin, 21, of Huntington, New York, has Down
Special Olympics Winter World Games begin in Austria
Opening ceremonies were held overnight with athletes from 105 countries waving their nation's flags in celebration.