The Special Olympics movement is driven by our volunteers with more than 1.1 million donating their time and expertise. Andy Grammer, triple-platinum singer/songwriter, stepped up this year as a volunteer coach for the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game.
Moments before the game, Daniel Smrokowski asked Andy about his experiences serving as a coach for this Special Olympics Unified Sports® event. Daniel is a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and founder/host of the Special Chronicles podcast.
Our popular Special Olympics Unified Sports® program expanded to nearly 1.8 million teammates globally including over 850,000 athletes (people with intellectual disabilities) and over 920,000 Unified partners (people without intellectual disabilities).