Special Olympics World Games Kick Off & Giveaway!

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

    I think JFK he was a good guy and a great president.

  • couponcrazy By couponcrazy

    Martin Luther King Jr. is painted on the mural.

  • Ericah82 By Ericah82

    Martin Luther King. Amazing icon!

  • goodymom By goodymom

    Mohammad Ali is one of the icons on the mural. I have alway's loved him throughout the years

  • Shifra By Shifra

    I've lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years and my son has a learning disability and OCD. I love Special Olympics (thank you Shriver Family!) for all they do for the very special people who are the focus of it. I'd love to work with SO. That would make my heart sing. Bless you all.

  • museofmyself By museofmyself

    I spotted MLK! What a beautiful tribute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • raqueta By raqueta

    Muhammad ALi is painted on the mural

  • rachel23 By rachel23

    Very inspiring! Eric Chan is on the wall.

  • thoroughgood By thoroughgood

    Eunice Shriver is on the mural. She was a founder of Special Olympics.

  • MissSmig By MissSmig

    John F Kennedy

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