The 28th season of Power Rangers made a morphinominal return with “Power Rangers Dino Fury,” and the series is set to premiere its fifth episode featuring guest star Sarah Dalton, a Special Olympics New Zealand Equestrian athlete, who plays Lily on the show. The episode ‘Winning Attitude’ airs on Saturday, 27 March at 8:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
In the episode, Dino Fury Green Ranger Izzy (Tessa Rao) is determined to win a big race with the help of her Special Olympics athlete cousin, Lily (Sarah Dalton). After Lily misses a training session and Izzy rejects more help, her sportsmanship is put to the test. The episode teaches viewers that winning isn’t everything and sometimes helping people is more important.
“When casting Lily, we wanted to make sure this person A) was a Special Olympics athlete and B) had a positive spirit and attitude complementing the qualities of our main cast. Sarah certainly met those requirements, and she has been fantastic to work with,” said Executive Producer Simon Bennett. “Featuring diverse characters has always been a vital part of the Power Rangers story. We’re thrilled to have Sarah join the Power Rangers family.”
“Working on ‘Power Rangers Dino Fury’ was the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m so grateful. I was proud to represent Special Olympics. I was so happy to be an advocate for people with disabilities in a TV show role. I have been doing Special Olympics in New Zealand for 11 years and can’t wait to tell you more after the show airs.”
“People with intellectual disabilities are told their whole lives what they cannot do and a result they face a norm of exclusion and low expectation.” commented Dipak Natali, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Asia Pacific. “Special Olympics gives them an opportunity to shatter those stereotypes. Sarah’s appearance on ‘Power Rangers Dino Fury’ is not only a great example of her talent beyond the sports field but represents so much of what inclusion should mean for young people today.”
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About “Power Rangers Dino Fury”
In “Power Rangers Dino Fury,” an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth threatening life as we know it, and a brand-new team of Power Rangers, fueled by the pre-historic power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat. The series features a vibrant cast, including Russell Curry (Red Ranger “Zayto”), Kai Moya (Blue Ranger “Ollie”), Hunter Deno (Pink Ranger “Amelia”), Tessa Rao (Green Ranger “Izzy”) and Chance Perez (Black Ranger “Javi”). For more information, visit: power rangers.hasbro.com.
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About Special Olympics
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. We foster acceptance of all people through the power of sport and programming in education, health, and leadership. With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports partners in over 190 countries and territories and more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year. Engage with us on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedInand our blog on Medium. Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org.