To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, the Chicago Sun-Times audience team partnered with the organization to showcase athletes in and supporters of the games.

WATCH: 50 athletes who are proud to be a part of the Special Olympics 50th anniversary celebration.

Visit the Special Olympics 50th anniversary celebration website for more information.

And we invite you to read other stories about the Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary on a section of the Chicago Sun-Times website that celebrates the milestone.


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