Question: What President started Special Olympics?

Who started Special Olympics and why?

Special Olympics International was started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver , sister of former President of the United States of America, John F Kennedy.

Which Kennedy started Special Olympics?

Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was an American philanthropist and a member of the Kennedy family. She was the founder of the Special Olympics, a sports organization for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Who found the Special Olympic movement and when?

Special Olympics

Founded July 20, 1968
Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Location 1133 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., U.S. 20036
Origins Camp Shriver
Area served International

Did Rose Kennedy have a lobotomy?

In response to these issues, her father arranged a prefrontal lobotomy for her in 1941 when she was 23 years of age; the procedure left her permanently incapacitated and rendered her unable to speak intelligibly.

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