Rob Johnson '90 Helps Special Olympics Celebrate 40th Anniversary
July 20, 2008
July 20, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "CBS 2's Rob Johnson is proud to be the master of ceremonies for the fundraiser" held yesterday to celebrate 40 years of the Special Olympics. Johnson, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, is the primary evening news co-anchor for Chicago's WBBM-TV.
"The First International Games were held at Soldier Field on July 20, 1968, when athletes with intellectual disabilities came from 26 states and Canada to compete in Olympics-style games," notes a story at the television station's Web site. "Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke had the original idea for the Special Olympics as a 23-year-old Chicago Park District special education teacher. She said continued support from Eunice Kennedy Shriver was what made the Special Olympics the success they are today."
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