Shriver tribute events planned
Athletes and volunteers around the world will pay tribute Saturday to the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the presidential sister who founded the Special Olympics, by participating in events honoring her legacy as a champion of the mentally disabled.
The more than 100 events from Florida to Ireland include dedications, clinics and competitions, said her son, Timothy Shriver, the Special Olympic chairman and chief executive.
Shriver died in August 2009 at 88 after a series of strokes.
The sister of President Kennedy and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy has been credited with transforming America’s view of the mentally disabled.