Special Olympics World Games Kick Off & Giveaway!

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jul 24, 2015

Since 1968, the Special Olympics has celebrated athletes of all kinds and strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremonies kick off this Saturday, July 25 in Los Angeles! 7,000 athletes from over 177 countries will compete in this inspiring event.

In honor of this year’s Special Olympics World Games, a series of murals have been painted by artists as part of Toyota's "Share the Journey" campaign.  These beautiful murals feature Special Olympics athletes and celebrate their joy and courage. We’d love for you to watch and then share one of the videos below. If you share one of the videos on Twitter you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

To enter our giveaway:

Click here to Tweet: "#ShareTheJourney & Celebrate the Special Olympics World Games w/ @Toyota.  Watch this inspiring video: bit.ly/1Dzr5M3 #entry" 

or, Click here to Tweet: "See an amazing mural created to celebrate the Special Olympics World Games: bit.ly/1HMp6YC #ShareTheJourney w/ @Toyota #entry"

Not on Twitter? You can also enter by commenting on this blog post to tell us the name of one of the athletes or icons painted in one of the murals in the videos below.


Tune in to ESPN coverage of the Special Olympics World Games from July 25 through August 2.  You can also cheer on your hometown heros by clicking here and sharing on your social channels to support the Special Olympics World Games athletes.

This giveaway is open through August 2, 2015 to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.


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socialwork4kids by socialwork4kids | ELDRIDGE, IA
Aug 14, 2015

Tweeted! Thanks for supporting Special Olympics!

HPan210 by HPan210 | GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Aug 05, 2015

Such a beautiful and inspiring montage to those persons that have inspired greatness. One of my favorites is Martin Luther King Jr, who was lost too young, and although he did great things while alive has done a lot more since his passing as we honor him every year. Who knows what could have been accomplished had he not been taken from us prematurely.

cmrose by cmrose | WINSTON SALEM, NC
Aug 03, 2015


annjulie by annjulie | HARTSDALE, NY
Aug 03, 2015

While I am not a sport fan I like the inspirational words on the Mohammad Ali mural.

goodymom by goodymom | SEVIERVILLE, TN
Aug 02, 2015

Martin Luther king Jr. he is the best.

Mauserati by Mauserati | BAKERSFIELD, CA
Aug 01, 2015

Muhammed Ali, still "The Greatest", not just for his athletic achievements, but his strength of character. Exactly what Special Olympics edifies.

lmreyes by lmreyes | La Vista, NE
Aug 01, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr.

katierysz by katierysz | NEW BEDFORD, MA
Aug 01, 2015

Martin Luther King

Peachesncream887 by Peachesncream887 | NASHUA, NH
Jul 31, 2015

John F. Kennedy

bsf4016 by bsf4016 | Memphis, TN
Jul 30, 2015

Muhammed Ali - great video!

songinc by songinc | Marlboro, NJ
Jul 30, 2015

John F. Kennedy

Rleer4 by Rleer4 | Minneapolis, MN
Jul 30, 2015


traymona by traymona | Sylacauga, AL
Jul 30, 2015

john F. Kennedy

tammy624 by tammy624 | NEW PALTZ, NY
Jul 30, 2015

Martin Luther King jr

starzine by starzine | SN BERNRDNO, CA
Jul 30, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr