Happy Birthday wish from Adrian DeWendt, Special Olympics Oklahoma president and CEO: "(Happy Birthday to) the man who has been the Special Olympics Oklahoma head coach for more than 40 years, never missing an opening ceremonies in all those years. You have inspired and encouraged countless athletes, coaches, volunteers and friends with your humble dedication."
2012: Switzer and the Special Olympics
Switzer received a plaque honoring his 40 years of involvement with the Special Olympics during the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics in Stillwater on May 9, 2012. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, The Oklahoman Archives