50 Game Changers

ESPN and Special Olympics have teamed up on a year-long storytelling initiative telling the stories of game changers and game changing moments toward inclusion. Check back each week for a new story of inclusion.
Through the Best Buddies Jobs program, Peter Mullin is changing the game for inclusion at his job with the Washington Wizards.
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Rajah, volunteer National Director of Special Olympics Senegal, partners with her community to open up opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Before Ken Melvin found Special Olympics, he was on a path that led to nowhere.
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The Inclusion Revolution takes all of us, and sometimes it’s parents who are leading the charge.
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To combat the deadly floods that ravage Odisha, India every year, Arpita Mohapatra trains children with and without intellectual disabilities in open water swimming, an important and often life-saving skill.
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Before he was an All-Star center for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, Andre Drummond faced bullying and rejection as a child.
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College students across the United States join forces with Special Olympics athletes to take on their rival schools in fierce, respectful competition.
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Ricardo Thornton survived the notorious Forest Haven institution (outside of Washington, DC), a place he describes as a prison for people with intellectual disabilities.
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