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Timothy Shriver @ Northwestern April 30, 2007

Posted by nuspecialo in News.
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What: Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International.
When: 8 PM, Monday May 7 (doors open at 7:30 PM).
Where: Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute
Why: Mr. Shriver runs Special O. Also, it’s free.
How: By plane, train, automobile, bike, or foot. Tricycles not allowed.

Northwestern University to Benefit Special Olympics and College Democrats will be hosting Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, Inc., on Monday, May 7, 2007. Mr. Shriver is the son of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago. He has been the Chairman of Special Olympics for the past nine years. Mr. Shriver will be speaking on Northwestern’s Evanston campus at Tech Institute [2145 Sheridan Road] at 8pm. Doors will open at 7:30 PM. Mr. Shriver’s presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer period. Admission will be free to all who attend.

Special Olympics serves more than 2.25 million people with intellectual disabilities in 160 countries. Northwestern to Benefit Special Olympics is celebrating its 30th anniversary (1977-2007). We are the oldest and largest collegiate Special Olympics organization in the nation. We fund and facilitate the Illinois Area 5 Track and Field Meet, which serves over 650 Special Olympics athletes from north suburban Cook County and involves over 300 volunteers from Northwestern and the larger community. We organize over 100 Northwestern student coaches at 20 Special Olympics sites per quarter. We also provide many social and educational opportunities for Special Olympics athletes throughout the year and are committed to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in the Chicagoland area.

Free parking is available after 4 PM on the east side of Sheridan road in the lot in between Haven St. and Noyes St, as well as in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion lot [2311 Campus Drive]. Overflow parking will be available in the Norris University Center parking lot, which can be located by taking a right on Campus Drive when driving north on Sheridan Road and bearing right.

Press: Please contact Julie Keller [206.683.9831, j-keller5@northwestern.edu] for information regarding audio and visual needs.

For all other questions about the event, please contact nuspecialo@gmail.com.

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