Special Olympics World Games Kick Off & Giveaway!

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 07.24.15
Special Olympics World Games Kick Off & Giveaway!

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

    Tweeted! Thanks for supporting Special Olympics!

  • HPan210 By HPan210

    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


  • annjulie By annjulie

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

  • goodymom By goodymom

    Martin Luther king Jr. he is the best.

  • Mauserati By Mauserati

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

  • lmreyes By lmreyes

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • katierysz By katierysz

    Martin Luther King

  • Peachesncream887 By Peachesncream887

    John F. Kennedy

  • bsf4016 By bsf4016

    Muhammed Ali - great video!

  • songinc By songinc

    John F. Kennedy

  • renejoseph By renejoseph


  • traymona By traymona

    john F. Kennedy

  • tammy624 By tammy624

    Martin Luther King jr

  • starzine By starzine

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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