Unlikely Heroes

In one scene from The Ringer, the recent Farrelly brothers’ movie (There’s Something about Mary, Dumb and Dumber), a gang of Special Olympics athletes clad in nothing more than towels, leads an exuberant steamroom dance. It’s my seventeen-year-old son Tim’s favorite scene in the film.

Why? “Because they’re having so much fun, and no one my age would ever have the guts to do that.”

Put simply, the steamroom scene makes...

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Timothy P. Shriver is chairman and CEO of Special Olympics.

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