EKS Day Resources

On 27 September 2014, the fifth global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day) will be celebrated around the world, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in various 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 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day in over 100 countries and thousands of communities to show the world the power of unity to create opportunities of acceptance.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day Overview

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call to action for people to live in a more unified society --  in sport, in the community and in the work place. By committing acts of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities, we will continue to build on Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy. 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 inclusion and we need your help. EKS Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in September. 

If you have questions, please email eksday@specialolympics.org. Celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day)? Complete the Event Registration Form today and submit to Victoria Rivers: vrivers@specialolympisc.org

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