Coke Can Trophy celebrating the Special Olympics

Description (Brief):

Coke can trophy celebrating the Special Olympics is a dented Coca Cola can mounted on the top of a square marble base with a metal figure affixed to the top of the can. The figure is a representation of the jumping man logo of Special Olympics.

Description (Brief)

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.”

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: Special OlympicsWeb Subject: Disabilities


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0331.11Accession Number: 2017.0331Catalog Number: 2017.0331.11

Object Name: trophy, special olympicstrophy

Physical Description: metal (overall material)marble (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 3 in x 3 in; 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1862953

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