At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI 2012), Tom Golisano and President Clinton announce a major commitment of $12 million to increase health services and access to health care for people with intellectual disabilities around the world through the Special Olympics Healthy Communities initiative. Pictures left to right: Ioana Ciobano (Special Olympics Romaniaathlete), Dustin Plunkett (Special Olympics Southern California athlete), Deon Namiseb (Special Olympics Namibia athlete), Loretta Claiborne (Special Olympics Pennsylvania athlete), President Clinton, Timothy Shriver (Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics) and Tom Golisano (Founder the Golisano Foundation).

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Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives through the power of sport by empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly four million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs.