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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  • CricketFowler6819 By CricketFowler6819
    07.26.15  

    I LOVE THESE TOUCHING MURALS, BUT I HAVE TO SAY WITH ALL THOSE GREAT PEOPLE FROM JOHN F. KENNEDY & MARTIN LUTHER KING TO MAHAMAD ALI, THE MURAL IN LOS ANGELES THAT SHOWS RAMON HOOPER CLUTCHING HIS TROPHY TIGHTLY IN HIS ARMS REALLY PULLED AT MY HEART STRINGS!! VERY TOUCHING!! THE ARTISTS THAT PAINTED THESE MURALS ARE SUPER TALENTED AS WELL!

  • lauren75 By lauren75
    07.26.15  

    Martin Luther King, Jr. is on the mural

  • kitkat31 By kitkat31
    07.26.15  

    Laura cook.

  • helenlam By helenlam
    07.26.15  

    Martin Luther king Jr.

  • JamericanSpice By JamericanSpice
    07.26.15  

    This is pretty cool. It is good to see Martin Luther King depicted.

  • roxannaj By roxannaj
    07.26.15  

    Martin Luther King Jr! Great inspirational people.

  • yaamun By yaamun
    07.25.15  

    Laura Cook

  • ladyevedomme By ladyevedomme
    07.25.15  

    Love MLK!

  • tery1971tj By tery1971tj
    07.25.15  

    My daughter is in the Special Olympics in NJ. This has been such a great program for her

  • nothingnew By nothingnew
    07.25.15  

    Love the Special Olympics, My cousin Jessica used to participate in track and field and she was amazing!

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