Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lebanon Valley College and Special Olympics PA – Lebanon County to Clean Up Park in Honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

September 22, 2012 will mark the third annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day celebrated around the world, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in sport and other unifying activities to honor the inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit of Special Olympics’ founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. On this day Lebanon Valley College students and faculty will team up with Special Olympics athletes from Lebanon County to clean up Coleman Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Annville, PA.

Their work at the park will include painting fences, making recycling barrels, clearing trails and removing fallen tree limbs. During lunch, the participants will play wiffle ball in honor of EKS Day and in response to the global call challenging everyone to “Play Unified to Live Unified” as part of Mrs. Shriver’s belief that people forget about their differences and recognize their mutual humanity on the playing field.

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