This is as easy a post as I’ve ever written. Today I’m posting a video from the ESPY awards. Now I’m not big on awards but this one for Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Special Olympics hits close to my heart.
The video is entitled “Michelle Obama Honors Eunice Kennedy Shriver at ESPYS 2017” over on YouTube. Ironically, it’s also one of my son’s favorite websites. Everytime I watch it I cry.
Just to remind everyone, the Special Olympics in Los Angeles are coming up soon, going from July 25 – August 2. There also being broadcasted on ESPN this year. For more information, head on over to their website.
When I came across this article today at work, I knew I had to write about it. This is what the Special Olympics is all about and with them just around the corner, this young man’s spirit is a perfect example.
The article is entitled “For one family, Special Olympics growth creates new opportunities” by
So tonight I’ve just decided to give a shout out to the Missouri Special Olympics. Today my so and his classmates were out at the local bowling alley warming up for the Missouri Special Olympics bowling, which is later this year. He loves it, in part because he’s finished first in his group the last two years.
Anyway, there a great group and well worth it if you’re thinking if getting involved, as a parent, volunteer or fan.
Go SO of MO!
Just a couple of weeks ago my son participated in a Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, really for the first time and I also got the chance to volunteer. I have to say, it was a lot of fun.
Now while he actually stood on the sidelines rather than play, I’m hoping it’s the start of something more. He did receive a medal and I could tell he was very proud of that.
I think part of that hope stems from this article, “Laberer Family Reaps Rewards On and Off the Playing Field” over at the Special Olympics Missouri website. It’s a great story.