Special Olympics Remembers Prince
The Special Olympics movement is paying tribute to the late, great entertainer, Prince.
A longtime supporter of Special Olympics, he performed at the Opening Ceremony at the 1991 Special Olympics International Games, which were held in his hometown, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
It was a rare live performance for Prince, who played several songs before approximately 6,000 Special Olympics athletes from 100 countries. He was backed by his band, The New Power Generation, in a show aimed at entertaining and celebrating our athletes.
The Opening Ceremony performance was seen around the world, and ABC television produced a two-hour show about the event called “Victory and Valor.”
In the words of Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, "Prince came to Special Olympics and made us the coolest party in the world. We are forever grateful."
I am the Editorial and Multimedia Director for Special Olympics.