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MSN Features Special Olympics Athletes During NFL Draft

Jamaal Charles stands with Special Olympics young athletes while holding a football and pointing to a piece of paper.
Former NFL Running back and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Jamaal Charles coaches athletes during the Unified flag football at Zayed Sports City during the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi on 16 March 2019.

The following is an excerpt from the article titled Another Special Olympics Day at the NFL Draft, published by MSN.

Special Olympics and the NFL continued to make memories and shine a light on inclusion at the 2022 NFL Draft. For the fifth year in a row, a Special Olympics athlete was given the opportunity to announce a draft pick. This year there were two athletes who shared the honor.

Samantha Aslin and Christine McCullough are good friends and have been Special Olympic athletes for 25 and 27 years respectively. They are both from Nevada.

FanSided had a chance to talk with Aslin and her inspirational Mom Jan Aslin leading up to the draft. The two are a powerful duo with Mom teaching her daughter to have a can-do attitude at a very early age—"there is no can't."

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