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Rodney Hankins and Sam Perkins

Growing up, Sam Perkins and Rodney Hankins developed a close bond playing sports on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, dreaming of becoming world champions. It wasn’t until Sam saw Rodney competing at a Special Olympics event that he realized his friend had an intellectual disability—and his attitude towards people with intellectual disabilities was changed forever. Follow Rodney Hankins, a Special Olympics World Games gold medalist, and Sam Perkins, an Olympic Champion and NBA Legend, Sam Perkins as they share their story of friendship and inclusion.
As we move forward, we need to know you’re with us. Be a revolutionary and help end discrimination against people with Intellectual Disabilities.