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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of the Special Olympics

By Christopher C. Wuensch On August - 13 - 2009

Playing backyard sports is about as American as red, white, and blue polo shirts, Barack Obama Chia Pets,and Sacagawea coins.

It’s there behind the house, between the shrubs and birdbath, around the tool shed, and dangerously close to mom’s flower garden where dreams are sculpted, mostly from creative imaginations.

When Eunice Kennedy Shriver peered out of the curtains to the backyard of her Maryland home, she was also overcome with visages of grandeur.

Granted, her backyard was probably a lot bigger than yours or mine. Her vision certainly was.


It was in that plot where the older sister of John F. Kennedy created Camp Shriver for physically and mentally c...

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