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Sargent Shriver Global Messengers

For twenty years Special Olympics athlete leaders have served in a select role titled Sargent Shriver Global Messenger. These spokespeople for the movement lead the campaign for a more inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. Through their participation and leadership at global, regional, and local events—both internal and external to the Special Olympics Movement—they challenge the mindsets of political leaders, policy makers, educators, employers, and society.

2024 – 2027

Yeruult Batbayar

Special Olympics East Asia

Grace Payne

Special Olympics Asia Pacific

Gilmour Borg

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

Margaret Turley

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

Mujahid Al-Sarhani

Special Olympics Middle East / North Africa

Melissa Mazariegos

Special Olympics Latin America

Pablo Composto

Special Olympics Latin America

Wyatt Spalding

Special Olympics North America

Susan Wang

Special Olympics North America

Past Sargent Shriver Global Messengers

Sargent Shriver Global Messengers 2018 – 2023

Our Sargent Shriver Global Messengers are chosen from among top athlete leaders around the world. They're athletes, and they're spokespeople for our movement.

Sargent Shriver Global Messengers 2014 – 2018

Our Sargent Shriver Global Messengers are chosen from among top athlete leaders around the world. They're athletes, and they're spokespeople for our movement.