Special Olympics Ambassadors
As icons of success from diverse industries such as sports, music, entertainment, media, and beyond, Special Olympics Global and Champion Ambassadors generously lend their time, talent, and resources to support the Special Olympics mission. They are inspirational role models who share a belief in the power to come together, break down barriers, and foster a world of inclusion while supporting Special Olympics’ expansion of sports, health, youth, and education programs.
Our Global Ambassador appointees advocate for Special Olympics worldwide across all programmatic areas while maintaining a dedicated interest in at least one area of focus in health, youth, education and sport during a minimum two-year term.
Ten years ago, pro-golfer Padraig Harrington joined Special Olympics as a Global Ambassador and has remained a constant presences ever since.1 Min Read
One of Special Olympics’ newest Champion Ambassadors is also one of the youngest. In many ways, Lily D Moore is a typical teen who enjoys cooking, cheerleading and experimenting with make-up and hairstyles. But as an actress with Down syndrome, she is breaking stereotypes playing Rebecca on the Netflix series Never Have I Ever.
Big Show is one of the most decorated WWE champions in history, an actor and a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. He has earned the respect of athletes around the world by attending any event he can, encouraging other WWE stars to participate in the movement and crafting ideas to keep athletes healthy and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Min Read
Our Champion Ambassadors engage with Special Olympics within a country, region, or state of recruitment and dedicate their time to specifically support one area of focus to help bring awareness to the important work of Special Olympics.
Our Alumni Ambassadors are former Ambassadors who graciously dedicated their time and talent to support our Special Olympics family. They continue to be allies of the movement and have established a legacy of goodwill around our worldwide mission of inclusion for which we are eternally grateful.