Maria Menounos Named As Special Olympics Global Ambassador
Maria Menounos, author and television personality of E! joined the Special Olympics family as one of the movement's Global Ambassadors.
Menounos supported the Special Olympics by leading a celebrity engagement campaign for the Special Olympics World Games and by promoting acceptance, inclusion and respect for people with intellectual disabilities.
“I am honored and proud to raise awareness for Special Olympics as a Global Ambassador... and I want the world to know that people with intellectual disabilities need to be included and respected in our society..."
Menounos helped lead a route of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America where the nation carried the torch and helped deliver the Flame of Hope to the Special Olympics World Games...The Unified Relay is a team and individual fundraising event. Three simultaneous relay routes cover almost 21,000 miles of the US, starting their individual journeys in Augusta, Maine, Miami, Florida and Washington, DC and unifying in Los Angeles.
“We are excited to welcome Maria Menounos to our Special Olympics family. Maria’s enthusiasm, spirit and tenacity are a perfect fit with our movement and for paving a way for acceptance and inclusion of our athletes throughout the world..."
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