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Special Olympics medal awarded to Mary Rogers for a track event

Special Olympics medal awarded to Mary Rogers for a track event

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Round, silver colored Special Olympics medal with a red, white and blue ribbon won by Mary Rogers, age 11, for a track event in SIlver Spring , MD, c 1975. 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. Participation in sport 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
Object Name
medal. special olympics
special olympics
award
awarded to
Diaz, Mary
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 2 in; 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
2011.0139.01
accession number
2011.0139
catalog number
2011.0139.01
subject
Sports
Special Olympics
Track and Field
Women
Disabilities
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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