The England soccer star, Jack Grealish has been appointed as the principal ambassador for Special Olympics GB, a non-profit organization.
Grealish has agreed to long-term involvement with Special Olympics GB, with the goal of increasing awareness of the charity’s work throughout the country and boosting support and opportunities for the 1.5 million individuals in the UK who have intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Great Britain is an athletic organisation for children and people with intellectual disabilities that operates in England, Scotland and Wales. It is a component of the global Special Olympics movement.
He joins a long list of celebrity supporters of the Special Olympics, including the Chelsea star, Didier Drogba, Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps, artist Avril Lavigne, and the Hollywood actor Chris Pratt.
On his association with the organization, Jack Grealish said, “I’ve been thinking for some time about how I can best use the platform football has given me to create a positive change, and it had to be something really close to my heart. Special Olympics GB is such an important organisation, playing a huge role in tackling the lack of inclusion for hundreds of thousands of kids in the UK with intellectual disabilities.
“Nobody should be excluded from opportunities, and I can’t stand bullying or discrimination. In my new role with Special Olympics GB, I’m proud to stand side by side with all the children, young people and adults living with intellectual disabilities, and the incredible families who support them.”
The 2022 edition of the Special Olympics GB Summer Series of Sport, which will be conducted from June to September, will witness minimum participation of 1,500 in several different sports in Great Britain.