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 intellectual disabilities.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Story. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Receives Arthur Ashe Award For Courage | The ESPYS | ESPN. Share. Watch on. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, was a pioneer in the worldwide struggle for rights and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver (born July 10, 1921, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.—died August 11, 2009, Hyannis, Massachusetts) American social activist who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the intellectually disabled and, in an effort to provide a forum for them to compete athletically, founded (1968) the Special Olympics.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away on August 11, 2009 at the age of 88. Eunice Kennedy Shriver 100: A Legacy of Inclusion. Watch on. Watch this event with audio description. Eunice Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on July 10, 1921, the fifth of Rose and Joseph Kennedy’s nine children and their third daughter.
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