In the summer of 1979 the International Special Olympics were held here at the College at Brockport. It was a remarkable event in so many ways. There were over 3,000 special Olympians here to compete, plus the support staff that accompanied them, and a host of state, national, and international celebrities, like Muhammed Ali and Sally Struthers, members of the Kennedy family and many more. In community we will share photographs and text documenting this truly special time.

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Documents on the 1979 International Special Olympics

Images of the 1979 International Special Olympics at Brockport