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Special Olympics Hamilton County

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EKS Games

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

 

Competition will take place over three weekends:

 

August 19, 2017 – Golf Sectionals

 

September 10, 2016 – Unified Aquatics, Triathlon

 

September 10, 2017 – Corn Toss, Distance Run & Walk, Flag Football, Volleyball

 

September 15-16, 2017 – Equestrian

 

September 23, 2017 – Golf, Softball

 

 

SITES:

 

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Corn Toss, Distance Run & Walk, Flag Football, Volleyball)

2801 W. 86th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Hendricks Co 4H Fairground & Conference Complex (Equestrian)

1900 East Main Street

Danville, IN 46122

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Hickory Stick Golf Club (Golf)

4422 Hickory Stick Boulevard

Greenwood, IN 46143

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Midwest Sports Complex (Softball)

7509 New Augusta Road

Indianapolis, IN 46268

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One Woman's Vision

 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver believed in justice. But, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, she saw little justice in the way people with intellectual disabilities were treated.

 

She saw they were excluded and routinely placed in custodial institutions. They were often ignored and neglected, yet she knew they had many talents and gifts to offer.

 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver had a sister, Rosemary, who had an intellectual disability. She and Rosemary grew up playing sports together and with their family. The sisters swam, they sailed, they skiied, they played football together. But in those days, there were limited programs and options for someone like Rosemary.

 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver went on to become an athlete in college. She began to see that sports could be a common ground to unite people from all walks of life.

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