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."
Michelle Obama and Jamaal Charles join Special Olympics athletes at 2015 World Games Opening Ceremony
In 2015, 6,500 athletes that represented 165 countries gathered in Los Angeles for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games.1 Min Read
Special Olympics was highlighted by NFL players during the 2021 #MyCauseMyCleats Activation.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Global Ambassador Joe Haden Speaks to Today Show About Inspiration from His Brother
Special Olympics Global Ambassador Joe Haden Speaks to Today Show About Inspiration from His Brother1 Min Read