Few people know that the first Special Olympics was held in Chicago in July of 1968. It was started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1962 as a summer day camp for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It is hard to tell by the current involvement of nearly 200 million people around the world that the event began with just a little more than 1,000 participants 43 years ago.

Riding to Show Their Support

The 2011 Special Olympics will be held in Athens, Greece starting June 25th, which has generated a great deal of anticipation for the organization’s countless supporters, especially Wisconsin Law Enforcement. Officers and members will be doing their part to support the Special Olympics by participating in a charity motorcycle ride for which All About Pins was commissioned to create the custom biker lapel pin.

The motorcycle pin adds even more excitement about the coming of the event. The bright red flames against the black background suggest that something big is about to happen. The contrasting rich blue text makes the name of the ride boldly visible and easy to read.

Add-ons Create Character and Depth

The dangler add-on announcing the event year and displaying at lit torch adds a touch of fun and a sense of freedom that both the ride and the Special Olympics will inspire within its participants. However, danglers are not the only add-on option we offer.  For added character and depth of design, our customers can choose from glitter and glow-in-the-dark enamels, gemstones, bobble heads, sliders, cut-out and even blinking lights. In addition to those little extras, we offer custom shape, like the lapel pin shown above, which helps make the pin even more unique.

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Do you own, participate in or have a favorite charity that you would like to promote using custom lapel pins? If so, All About Pins’ knowledgeable representatives and talented artists are always ready to fulfill your lapel pin needs. To submit your request or get a free price quote, send an email to info@allaboutpins.com or call 1-866-604-9462.