For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. -- Special Olympics elected onto the
Board of Directors the following new members: Janet Froetscher, CEO
of Special Olympics, as Officer; Dr. Federico Garcia Godoy,
representing the Latin America Regional Leadership Council; Mr. Kim
Byeong Deok, representing the East Asia Leadership Council and
Benjamin Haack, Special Olympics Athlete from Australia. Long
standing Board member Ossie Kilkenny, accountant and media
investor, was elected as Treasurer.
The Boston Red Sox and owner and
Special Olympics Board Director Lawrence "Larry" Lucchino
hosted Board Members at meeting space in historic Fenway Park, and
in conjunction with the theme of the Board meeting, Harvard
University hosted a Special Olympics Unified Sports
celebration. Harvard University welcomed Board members,
athletes from Special Olympics Massachusetts and members of the
Harvard Men's Varsity Ice hockey team to play a fun game of floor
hockey at Hemenway Gymnasium. Additionally, Harvard University Law
hosted an intimate dinner reception with a panel discussion around
'Disability and Unified.'
The Special Olympics International
Board of Directors is the ultimate governing authority for the
Special Olympics movement and is composed of leaders in the areas
of business, government, disability, sports and entertainment. The
Board is responsible for the global affairs and strategies of
Special Olympics; determines its policies and programs and oversees
all top-level management. Board Directors are elected to a
three-year term and may be re-elected twice - for a maximum of nine
consecutive years of service.
"What an honor to our entire movement
for these leaders to join our International Board of Directors,"
said Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics. "Each Board member
will be a strong asset in helping us further our mission in
breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual
For biographies of the new members
and a complete list of current Special Olympics International Board
Members please visit the Special Olympics website.