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her brother told her she should do after her brother passed away she was sad and desided to go with the special Olympics are around because of Eunice Kennedy shriver's brother

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Q: How did Eunice Kennedy Shriver get the idea of the Special Olympics?
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Who created the Special Olympics?

The Special Olympics was created by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of John F Kennedy.

What in the world did Eunice Kennedy Shriver do?

She started the Special Olympics. Not to mention Camp Shriver.

When did Eunice Kennedy Shriver pass away?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, JFK's sister and founder of the Special Olympics, passed away at age 88 on August 11, 2009.

How old is Eunice Shriver?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver (one of five sisters of John F. Kennedy) was born on July 10, 1921 and died on August 11, 2009. Eunice Kennedy Shriver would have been 88 years old at the time of her death.She was married to Sargent Shriver and was a founder of the Special Olympics.

Why did Eunice Kennedy Shriver start the Special Olympics?

The Kennedy family had a special needs sister who died many years ago, but I suspect that may have led to the idea of the Special Olympics.

When was Eunice Kennedy Shriver born?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born on July 10, 1921.

What is Eunice Kennedy Shriver's birthday?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born on July 10, 1921.

What do you win in the Special Olympics?

The Special Olympics was started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver for athletes with disabilities to compete one with one another. As with the Olympics and the Paralympics, competitors win gold, silver, and bronze medals.

When did Eunice Kennedy Shriver die?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver died on August 11, 2009 at the age of 88.

How old was Eunice Kennedy Shriver at death?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver died on August 11, 2009 at the age of 88.

Is Eunice Kennedy Shriver dead or alive?

Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver died in 2009 at the age of 88 of a stroke.

Who was Eunice Kennedy Shriver?

She was the sister of John F. Kennedy and the mother of Maria Shriver, who is the first lady of California. Eunice Shriver started the Special Olympics because of her sister, who was developmentally disabled. When Eunice and her siblings were young, it was customary to keep such family members out of public view, because of a mistaken sense of shame. I believe this was the edict of their father, Joseph Kennedy. When Maria's father passed away, the rest of the family included their sister in family activities until she was older and not in good physical health. Eunice especially wanted for all people with developmental disabilities to have the experiences of other children, to try to encourage them to do their best, and to increase their self-esteem. She worked tirelessly with her husband, Sargent Shriver, her daughter Maria, and all the extended Kennedy clan. She has made a huge difference in the lives of these people. Special Olympics continues to grow, and I'm sure her daughter, Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, will continue, with the rest of the family, to carry on her mother's good work.