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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  • love2lovemykids By love2lovemykids

    Ramon Hooper... Great athletes and inspiring people at these games!!

  • smorgan By smorgan

    Mohammad Ali is one of the greatest! He's one of the icons on the mural.

  • mcelroy1 By mcelroy1

    Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the icons painted in the wall mural.

  • carolay By carolay

    great MLK Is one of the photos

  • Maritza2387 By Maritza2387

    Martin Luther King Jr. Is one of the great icons who has painted on the wall mural.

  • coveyc By coveyc

    John F. Kennedy

  • plong22 By plong22

    Fantastic ! Martin Luther King is one.

  • thisgirl2014 By thisgirl2014

    I am so proud of all of the people they are great and I wish them all the best.Martin Luther King is one of many greats painted on the wall.

  • Justmissash By Justmissash

    I work daily, as a job coach, with people with disabilities. Many of them participate in the Special Olympics too. I am so proud of them and all that they do. I love this organization. It's so inspiring and heart warming to see athletes like Laura Cook and Dustin Plunkett.

  • annemaeanne By annemaeanne

    Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the icons painted in the wall mural.

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