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Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers


Brina Kei Maxino

Special Olympics Philippines

Daniel Smrokowski

Special Olympics Illinois, USA

Emanuelle Dutra Fernandes de Souza

Special Olympics Brazil

Hanna Joy Atkinson

Special Olympics Colorado, USA

Haseeb Abbasi

Special Olympics Pakistan

Ian Harper

Special Olympics Great Britain

Kurtis Jon Siu

Special Olympics Hong Kong

Maryam Ahmad Thyab

Special Olympics Kuwait

Nyasha Derera

Special Olympics Zimbabwe

Renee Manfredi

Special Olympics Texas, USA
For twenty years Special Olympics athlete leaders have served in a select role titled Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger. These spokespeople for the movement lead the campaign for a more inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. Through their participation and leadership at global, regional, and local events—both internal and external to the Special Olympics Movement—they challenge the mindsets of political leaders, policy makers, educators, employers, and society. Read more about their recent role at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.

NEW 2019-2023 Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers Announced!
Congratulations to the Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers (SSIGMs) class of 2018-2022 for being selected.