On 28 September 2013, the fourth global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day) will be celebrated around the world, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in sport activities to honor the inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. While 4 million Special Olympics athletes and millions of coaches, families, fans and friends live her legacy and lead our movement every day, we unite on EKS Day in over 100 countries and thousands of communities to show the world the power of sport to create opportunities of acceptance.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day OverviewOur message is that we “Play Unified to Live Unified.” Our activities on EKS Day are focused on sport because Eunice Kennedy Shriver believed that on the playing field we forget about our differences and forge bonds that recognize our mutual humanity. During this global event, we invite you to join us in playing unified that we may teach the world to live unified. To give ever new life to Eunice Kennedy Shriver's vision, we are calling the athletes, families and friends of Special Olympics to come together in a day of inclusive sport and play and we need your help. EKS Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in September.
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General Information on EKS Day
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- VIDEO: Tim Shriver Message for EKS Day, 2013 (MP4, 348MB)
- VIDEO: Tim Shriver Message for EKS Day, 2013 (MP4, 49MB)
- EKS Day 2013 PSA, 30-sec Streaming Format (MP4, 9 MB)
- EKS Day 2013 PSA, 60-sec Streaming Format (MP4, 19 MB)
- EKS Day 2013 PSAs (MOV, 60sec)
- EKS Day 2013 PSAs (MOV, 30sec)
- VIDEO: Tributes to Eunice Kennedy Shriver (WMV, 158 megabytes)
- VIDEO: 2010 USA National Games Tribute to EKS (WMV, 88 megabytes)
- VIDEO: B-roll Interviews with people who remember EKS (WMV, 72 megabytes)
- VIDEO: B-roll of EKS with athletes; games footage (MPG, 519 megabytes)
- VIDEO: Excerpts from EKS speeches at Games (WMV, 149 megabytes)
- VIDEO: Biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver (WMV, 38 megabytes)
- VIDEO: Spanish-language Tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver (FLV, 13 Megabytes)
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