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International Champion Gymnast Aly Raisman Surprises Five Athletes During Aerie Fashion Shoot

Five young women smile and bend down towards the camera with trees and sky behind them.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes Kallie, Savannah, Emma, Megan and Kaylie pose together during an OFFLINE by Aerie photoshoot.

For the Special Olympics Global Week of Inclusion July 2021, OFFLINE by Aerie featured five athletes from Special Olympics Pennsylvania in a fashion photoshoot as part of their yearly campaign to support Special Olympics. To kick off the event, international champion gymnast Aly Raisman sent this surprise welcome video to the models.

OFFLINE™ by Aerie Supports Special Olympics!

Aerie Campaign
As part of the campaign, Aerie is making a $25,000 donation to Special Olympics and collecting donations from customers June 22, 2021 through August 25, 2021 in store and online.

As part of Aerie’s on-going partnership with Special Olympics, the clothing company has featured five new athletes each year. Meet the athlete-models of 2021.

Kallie has fun sliding down a grassy hill in a t-shirt and biking shorts.

Kallie loves being a part of the team. She plays on Special Olympics Unified Sports® basketball and volleyball teams, and also loves swimming. With well-rounded interests, Kallie also participates in adaptive rowing, hiking, art classes and Mandarin lessons. She works in a prep kitchen for restaurant costumers.

Savannah smile and jumps in the air on a running track boarded but green grass and trees. She is wearing a halter=tip and matching shorts.

Savannah finds competitive sports both thrilling and fun. You can catch her on the track or basketball court. Still in high school, she attends a Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® where her favorite subjects are reading and math. For a little rest and relaxations, Savannah enjoys watching zombie movies.

Emma smiles and poses on a basketball court with her hand in her hair wearing a t-shirt and leggings.

Emma is an all-around athlete who has competed in track & field, swimming, soccer, basketball and bowling. When she is not racking up the accolades like being named Homecoming Queen back in high school and winning Westmoreland County YWCA Sportswoman of the Year in 2015, Emma likes telling camp stories and making s’mores around the campfire.

Megan shows off her muscles on a tennis court wearing a cropped shirt over a short dress.

Megan’s favorite sport is basketball but she also participates in soccer, swimming, and track & field. Through Special Olympics, she has met many friends including her boyfriend. Megan has brought inclusion to the culinary world by graduating from the CCAC culinary program and by prepping meals and making pizza at a local food market.

Kaylie stretches to one side while standing on a yoga mat wearing a t-shirt and leggings.

Kaylie’s motto is “Try hard, play hard & have fun!” That is certainly her approach to ice hockey, track & field and baseball. This high school sophomore is not one to keep still. If she is not outside shooting hoops, you can find her singing and dancing to songs on her iPad.

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