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|Born||Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver
July 20, 1965
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Occupation||Founder — Best Buddies International|
|Children||Eunice Julia Shriver
Francesca Maria Shriver
Carolina Fitzgerald Shriver
John Joseph Sargent Shriver
|Parents||Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.
Eunice Mary Kennedy
Robert Sargent Shriver III
Maria Owings Shriver
Timothy Perry Shriver
Mark Kennedy Shriver
Rose Marie Kennedy
Kathleen Agnes Kennedy
Patricia Helen Kennedy
Jean Ann Kennedy
Thomas Herbert Shriver
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy
Edward Moore Kennedy
Robert Sargent Shriver, Sr.
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver (born July 20, 1965, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American activist for people with intellectual disabilities. In 1989, he founded Best Buddies International, an international organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities to find employment and social opportunities. Through his mother, he is a nephew of World War II casualty Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy.
Early life and education 
He graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, Maryland; he then attended Brown University before transferring to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from which he graduated in 1988 with a double major in theology and history.
Shriver is the Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which he created in 1989 dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Recognizing the tremendous volunteer potential of university students, Anthony first inspired his college peers to personally collaborate in expanding the realm of opportunities that persons with intellectual disabilities should experience. He began his group at the Kennedy Institute in Washington, DC, a school for children with disabilities, founded by the Kennedy Family. Shriver spoke in 2008 about the all-inclusive nature of the program:
"The great thing about Best Buddies is there’s something for everybody. You can be a volunteer in some shape, form or fashion, whether you’re volunteering to get your kids involved, whether your son or daughter is involved in their school program, whether you want to be a mentor yourself as an adult, whether you want to get an online Buddy, whether you’re an employer and want to hire someone with a disability to work in your office—if you’ve got any sense of motivation and determination and want to give back, there’s a role for you at Best Buddies, which I think is pretty unique. Even in Special Olympics, for most people, you can be a coach or a spectator, but you’re not going to run the 50-yard dash. In Best Buddies, you’re running the 50-yard dash with your Buddy. People get a different level of experience by participating, as opposed to writing a check, though that’s important, too. But beyond writing checks, we need people to get involved and give their time."
Today, through Anthony’s stewardship and entrepreneurial spirit, Best Buddies has grown into a leading nonprofit entity with increasing international reach across six continents; establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In addition, Anthony and his brother Timothy (the Chairman and CEO of the Special Olympics) have recently joined forces and aligned Best Buddies and the Special Olympics, to create the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge event, aimed to encourage greater acceptance and inclusion for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As a member of a prominent political family, Shriver is often mentioned as a potential candidate for elected office. In 2005, he considered running for Governor of Florida in the 2006 election. He was said to have considered a run for Governor of Florida in the 2010 election.
Personal life 
Shriver married Alina Mojica (born January 5, 1965, in Havana, Cuba) on July 2, 1993, in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, and they have four children: Eunice, Francesa, Carolina, and John. Alina also has a son, Teddy, from a previous relationship. The family currently resides in Florida.
- Official biography, Best Buddies International
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- "He may live in Miami Beach for now, but Anthony Kennedy Shriver has his eye on Tallahassee", Miami New Times, January 20, 2005
- "Alex Sink could have primary rival too", Miami Herald, November 3, 2009
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- bestbuddies.org, Best Buddies International official website
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- Profile by Betsy J. Rosenblatt[clarification needed]