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Write a letter to a 2015 Special Olympics athlete: Morning Report

June 02, 2015 09:00 AM

  • A 2015 Special Olympics World Games stamp is among the recent purchases reported by Linn's Stamp News Facebook fans.

By Joe O'Donnell

1. Support a Special Olympian

In conjunction with its 2015 Special Olypmics World Games forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service is encouraging people to send letters to Special Olympics athletes before the games begin in Los Angeles July 25. 

"In honor of the release of the Special Olympics World Games forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service is inviting the American public to write letters of encouragement to Special Olympics USA athletes,"  the USPS Stamps website reads. "Sending letters and cards through the mail is a meaningful, more joyful way to connect with one another, and a handwritten letter or colorful drawing has a greater impact than an email or text."

Read tips for letter-writing and the address to which the letters can be sent here

Approximately 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will compete in 25 events at the games. 

2. You bought it

We like to ask Linn's Stamp News Twitter followers and Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently. Read what was shared this week

3. Show news

The OKPEX 2015 stamp show will take place June 19-20 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, OK. Details here.

4. Born on June 2

Born June 2, 1731, Martha Washington was the first woman to be honored on a U.S. definitive stamp.

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