The Most Inspiring Stories From the 50th Special Olympics | #GrottoFavorites

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CHICAGO, IL – JULY 21: Tim and Maria Shriver and family attend the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on July 21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns)

Chicago hosted one of its biggest events of the summer last weekend. It wasn’t Lollapalooza or the World’s Largest Block Party — it was the 50th Special Olympics Games!

The Olympics returned to Soldier Field — the site of the first games — for the anniversary celebration. It was a party to remember with inspiring performances and celebrity appearances.

But the most inspiring was definitely the athletes and the way they fearlessly advocate for the #InclusionRevolution. Our hearts were warmed as we scrolled through our feed on Monday, and we are feeling inspired to follow the example of those who participated in the events in Chicago this past weekend.

As we wrap up the #SpecialOlympics50 celebration, how will you #ChooseToInclude in your own life and community?

Find out more about how to make an impact at jointherevolution.org

Introducing the #InclusionRevolution

50 years later, competing in the same spot!

Chance the Rapper’s concert inspired the crowd:

Chance got to meet some of his biggest fans!

The celebration took place all over the world!

Usher shared some powerful words:

The #UnifiedGeneration spoke up:

The #UnifiedGeneration is here! Learn more ➡️ Link in bio.

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Topped off with a visit from one of the greatest Olympic athletes in history:

And #GrottoStories subject Jeremiah Attaochu!

And Jimmy Fallon and The Roots gave the Special Olympics a special tribute:

Maria Shriver wrote a reflection on the 50th Special Olympics and the power of inclusion:

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