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Special Olympics Games Official cap worn by Eunice Shriver

Special Olympics Games Official cap worn by Eunice Shriver

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Baseball cap worn by Eunice Shriver during various Special Olympics games.
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.”
Object Name
baseball cap, special olympics
baseball cap
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 8 in x 5 in; 25.4 cm x 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
2017.0331.17
accession number
2017.0331
catalog number
2017.0331.17
subject
Special Olympics
Disabilities
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Exhibition
Special Olympics at 50
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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