EKS Day Resources

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 Overview

Our 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.

If you have questions, please email eksday@specialolympics.org or call 1-800-700-8585. Celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day)? You can register your EKS Day event online on our events page.

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Print and Web Materials

REQUIREMENT – Before any use of the EKS logo, please download the EKS logo license application form and submit to eksday@specialolympics.org for review and approval. In addition, you are required to submit proofs of the logo use for approval. Please forward to eksday@specialolympics.org

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