Special Olympics Remembers Prince

600 x 400 Prince performing with Special Olympics logo in foreground
A moment from the video of Prince's performance at the Special Olympics International World Games in Minneapolis.
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."

About Me:

I am the Editorial and Multimedia Director for Special Olympics.