Brightfield Shadi was quoted in the speech of Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis, at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Closing Ceremony.
Athletes lead the way as the voices of the movement, educating the world about the potential of people with intellectual disabilities and driving the Special Olympics movement forward with their insights and contributions.
Brightfield Shadi from Special Olympics Botswana is one of the Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers (IGMs). The Sargent Shriver IGMs are selected from among several athlete leaders around the world through a rigorous process to serve as representatives and spokespersons of the entire global athlete population of Special Olympics.
Brightfield hosted high-level Unified Talks alongside Olympic and sports celebrities such as Michelle Kwan and Hannah Teter. He was a speaker at multiple events and an advocate for athletes, sharing the message of inclusion.