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Herndon, VA, United States, 2010/09/22 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver Legacy Day September 25; The late Special Olympics Founder’s National Center for Community of Caring is headquartered at University of Utah.
The Wasatch Front will take worldwide center stage this Saturday as communities around the world celebrate the life and legacy of Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and Community of Caring visionary Eunice Kennedy Shriver. But perhaps nowhere will this celebration be prouder than here in Utah.
The first-ever “Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day” (EKS Day) is this September 25th, 2010, and originates at the University of Utah, where Shriver’s National Center for Community of Caring is headquartered. The program’s five core values are caring, respect, responsibility, trust and family.
University of Utah’s Dr. David Parker says “Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day has been created in her honor to inspire people to experience her legacy and embrace the movement that she founded more than 42 years ago in her backyard.”
“This day symbolizes the importance of building positive relationships in schools and how this results in improved school communities all over the country,” added Dr. Paula Smith, Executive Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring, University of Utah.
Hundreds of events will take place all over the world for EKS Day. All this week starting here in Utah, the Community of Caring has invited school libraries across the country to honor Shriver’s legacy by creating book displays honoring the work of Shriver, including books of service, acts of kindness, character education and inclusion of children with disabilities.
To arrange an interview with Dr. David Parker at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring, contact Allen Media Strategies Aaron Leistner.