Play Unified and Everybody Plays
by: Infantino • September 23, 2011 • Posted in Everybody Plays, Just BeCause
This Saturday, September 24th, over 100 countries will celebrate the second annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day. Founder of the Special Olympics in 1968, Shriver worked determinedly to combat the notion that individuals with disabilities weren’t able to compete and contribute along with the rest of the community. This year, the theme of EKS day is Play Unified. People around the world, regardless of ability, will participate in athletics together to show that playing unified means we can live unified.
Here at Infantino and Step 2 we want to inspire children and parents. Our heart is devoted to supporting families and doing whatever we can to make childhood a time of special growth.
Like Play Unified, our Everybody Plays campaign wants to show the world that children of all shapes and sizes are welcome and loved for their uniqueness.
We’re currently in the process of launching this campaign and look forward to sharing it with you at the beginning of October. No child should feel excluded, and we feel proud to share in the same type of outreach that Shriver poured her heart into.
Shriver’s daughter Maria wrote a touching article about her mother and EKS Day which can be viewed here.