2011 Special Olympics Men's Soccer Ball

Description (Brief)
2011 Special Olympics Men's Soccer Ball, signed by members of gold-medal-winning Team USA (represented by Special Olympics Southern Maryland).
From its beginnings as Camp Shriver in Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s backyard, to the first international games in 1968, Special Olympics has been about giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. This participation builds confidence, provides emotional support and offers social opportunities for the athletes and their families. With state chapters and a global presence through its World Games, “Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 5 million athletes in 170 countries worldwide.”
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Physical Description
synthetic leather (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mary Lu Bucci
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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