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On Friday, May 8, the U.S. Postal Service released a new stamp celebrating the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, which will be held in Los Angeles from July 25 – Aug. 2. The Special Olympics Forever stamp is now available nationwide.

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More than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will compete in 25 Olympic-type sports at this year’s games, according to Special Olympics’ website.

“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,” USPS Pacific Area Vice President Dean Granholm said in a press release. “In doing so, we honor the important work of Special Olympics, which uses sports as the catalyst for societal change in the areas of health, education, and in creating communities of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities everywhere. Using these stamps on your cards, letters and packages is a great way to show your support for these athletes.”

For more information on Special Olympics World Games, head here.

You might also like this Mighty story: 36 People Explain Why Special Olympics Is So Important

h/t Disability Scoop

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Originally published: May 12, 2015
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