Special Olympics Chicago: Inspiring athletes for 50 years.

By Jake Riepma
Medill Reports

Special Olympics was born in the heart of Chicago in 1968. This year marks the 50th anniversary for this incredible organization. Take a look at the action, and hear the heartwarming and inspirational stories from athletes, coaches, and volunteers.

Photo at top: Medill Reporter Jake Riepma celebrates with Special Olympians at the Chicago Spring Games. (Jake Riepma/MEDILL)