On Saturday more than 10,000 families and friends filled Solider Field for the Global Day of Inclusion (GDI) activities. Surrounding Soldier Field were outdoor fitness classes, sports clinics and amusement rides. The Historic and Cultural Walk provided an overview of the last 50 years of Special Olympics and the non-stop music and demonstrations on the field entertained adults and children of all ages.
Giveaways and information booths made sure no one left empty handed. The Resource and Vendor Fair offered information on employment, legal, education, insurance and more. Families gained valuable information on the opportunities available for people with intellectual disabilities and Health Fairs offered eye and dental screenings.
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10,000 families fill Soldier Field for the Global Day of Inclusion
28-time Olympic Medalist Michael Phelps greets some of his many fans
50-year athletes pass a symbolic soccer ball to the next generation
An athlete gets a hug from Jabari Parker of the Chicago Bulls
Anne Burke shares her memories of the first game
Families enjoyed non-stop entertainment
Mike Kelly, Superintendent of the Chicago Park Districts, welcomes the families to Soldier Field
Tim Shiver shares some stories about his mother