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Special Olympics Ghana Celebrates EKS Day in style

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Participants at the EKS Day celebration in Ghana
Special Olympics Ghana celebrated EKS Day in grand style at the prestigious Arknac Hotel. The event received massive coverage on National television and in other press. The hotel generously provided the facilities and meals for the celebration. The day was celebrated with a formal event followed by a Family Health Forum and a Young Athletes demonstration. EKS day celebrates Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the late founder of Special Olympics, whose spirit and vision continues to inspire Special Olympics worldwide. The formal event was opened by Mr. Nana Wereko - Ampim with an address on the life and legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver in which he called for more inclusion and acceptance for persons living with an intellectual disability. The Director of the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service spoke on the benefit of sports to people with an intellectual disability. Messages of support were read from Special Olympics Ghana sponsors, notably Coca Cola, Herbalife, and Max International to mark the celebration of EKS day Our Young Athletes were not to be outdone and they read and displayed messages and placards celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the difference that she has made in their lives. The Ghana athletes who competed at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles were also honored for their achievements and the inspiration that they provide. This was followed by a video message from Dr. Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International and a choreographed dance was performed by athletes from Dzowulu Special School.

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I am the National Director of Special Olympics Ghana