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  • When the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968, she believed people with intellectual disabilities could change the world if given the proper stage.

    This summer, another huge step toward that mission will be realized as the cheap fifa 16 coins Special Olympics, now the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, is poised to inspire a mass audience on its most far-reaching stage.

    In a city powered by Hollywood stars, Special Olympians will take center stage Saturday through August 2. The World Summer Games, held every four years, will be the largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games and one of the largest sports-and-humanitarian events anywhere in the world.  Nearly 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches, representing 177 countries, will compete in 25 Olympic-style sports at venues throughout the Los Angeles region, including those on UCLA and USC's campuses, downtown Los Angeles and water events in Long Beach.

    "This will be the most inspirational event ever. That's how big we're shooting," said Los Angeles World Games President and CEO Patrick McClenahan. "The fact that the World Games are back in the United States for the first time in 16 years is big, but the fact that it's coming back to such a major market is even bigger. There's no greater global stage than Los Angeles to create the awareness of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities."

    "When people come in contact with our athletes or see our athletes perform, their perceptions change drastically," McClenahan said. "The greatest thing we can do for those with intellectual disabilities is to change the hearts and minds of www.hellofifa.com people without intellectual disabilities so that kids befriend them in school, employers realize their great value and hire them for jobs those real life changing things."

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