Press Release

AFT Statement On the Passing of Eunice Shriver

For Release: 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Contact:

Janet Bass
202-879-4554
jbass@aft.org


WASHINGTON
—Eunice Shriver was an energetic and compassionate leader whose pioneering work with developmentally challenged children has made the world a better place. Mrs. Shriver's Special Olympics has given courage and inspiration to millions of children with disabilities. The AFT has been an official sponsor of the Special Olympics USA National Games since 2006, has supported the organization's International Games, and has helped distribute to teachers the Special Olympics' "Get Into It" curriculum about inclusion. Mrs. Shriver will be greatly missed but her spirit and extraordinary work will live on.