Official Special Olympics United States Chapters General Rules booklet, 1991

Official Special Olympics United States Chapters General Rules booklet, 1991

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Official Special Olympics United States Chapters General Rules booklet with the business card of Dr. Thomas Songster, Director of Sports and Recreation stapled to the front. These are the rules and regulations governing Special Olympics and were in effect as of August 15, 1974, and were revised in 1991.
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
Object Name
rules booklet, special olympics
rules booklet
date made
1991
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 13.335 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
2017.3156.22
nonaccession number
2017.3156
catalog number
2017.3156.22
subject
Special Olympics
Disabilities
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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