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Special Olympics celebrates Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day)

EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER DAY is an annual celebration of her life and a global call for people to commit actions of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day has been created to inspire new fans to experience her legacy and embrace the movement she founded in her backyard. What started as an inclusive sports camp in the early 1960s has blossomed into a worldwide movement transforming lives in over 170 countries.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual event held on the fourth Saturday of September.

The Reno Police Department is proud to be part of Nevada Law Enforcement Torch Run, in partnership with our communities, to support Special Olympics Programs through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life of nearly 4,000 children and adult Special Olympics athletes in Nevada, through annual events such as Tip-A-Cop, Polar Plunge, Over the Edge, and Cops & Burgers.

For more information or to make a donation to Special Olympics Nevada, contact Community Affairs at 775-334-2178.


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