Stamp To Honor Special Olympics World Games
A competition bringing together athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will be immortalized on a new postage stamp.
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a commemorative stamp in honor of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles this summer.
The Forever stamp went on sale nationwide Saturday. It features the logo for this summer’s competition, which will be held July 25 to August 2.
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“The Postal Service is pleased to honor Special Olympics, an organization that — for nearly five decades — has changed the world by creating opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities,” said Dean Granholm, pacific area vice president for the postal service. “Using these stamps on your cards, letters and packages is a great way to show your support for these athletes.”
Special Olympics holds alternating winter and summer world games every two years in locations around the globe.
The Los Angeles games are expected to draw over 7,000 athletes from 177 countries, including 344 competitors from across the United States.