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Special Olympics celebrates 50 years with sweet treats at Tim Hortons, day-long celebration

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Brigit Hall talks about the impact Special Olympics has had on her daughter and the confidence it brings to her life – Jul 20, 2018

Inspiring athletes around the world are marking a major milestone this summer.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, kicking off with Global Day of Inclusion on July 21. The day features a free festival which you can learn more about here.

This donut created by Special Olympics athlete Savannah is being sold at Tim Hortons. Proceeds will support Canadians with intellectual disabilities. Global News

Anyone who visits Tim Hortons on July 21 and buys a Special Olympics donut, created by an athlete, will support Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

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Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to five million athletes in 172 countries.

This month the non-profit organization is featuring a number of compelling stories from athletes who have improved their quality of life through sports. You can read some of those stories here.

WATCH: Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of Global Day of Inclusion.

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Special Olympics celebrates 50 years with Global Day of Inclusion – Jul 20, 2018

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