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July 30, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Obamas Will Be Honorary Chairs for 2015 Games

By Marc Grossman

Today Mayor of Los Angeles, California, Eric Garcetti extended his support for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles and announced that U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have committed to serving as Honorary Chairs of the World Games.

In a video statement, President Obama said: "Michelle and I are so honored to serve as Co-chairs of this inspiring event. Special Olympics has a tradition that started more than 50 years ago…at Eunice Kennedy Shriver's house. Today, that simple day camp has grown into one of the biggest sporting competitions in the world for people with intellectual disabilities. The athletes coming to these Games represent the grit and determination that's at the very root of the American spirit."

About Marc Grossman: I am the Senior Vice President of Communications for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

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