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Many well-known football stars are also big supporters, including Kaka, David James, Carlos Parreira, Kristine Lilly, Doris Fitschen, Teofilo Cubillas and Dani Alves. The initiative is being co-chaired by Angelo Moratti, Special Olympics International Board member and nephew of Inter-Milan owner.
Since its start in 2008, the Global Football iniative has been attracting a lot of enthusiastic and high-profile support. This includes professional football clubs Inter-Milan, Italy; Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur, United Kingdom; Sports Club Corinthians Paulista, Brazil; Monarcas de Morelia (pictured), Mexico; Sounders FC, USA
“We are privileged to have them here with us. ... Special Olympics extends to its fans as they exemplify values that signify dignity, sacrifice and enormous dedication.”El presidente de la Conmebol, Dr. Nicolás