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Posted in PR Connections by Maggie on June 16, 2010

http://www.specialolympics.org/Press_Release_Coca_Cola_Partners_With_Special_Olympics_To_Host_First_Ever_Unity_Cup.aspx

As much as I LOVE the World Cup, it just got better!! The Special Olympics organization has announced teaming with the Coca-Cola Co. and FIFA to present the first ever Unity Cup.  Special Olympics athletes will play alongside soccer legends and other celebrities in friendly competition.  The games will be held in Cape Town, South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Games!

The Unity Cup will be hosted in Green Point Stadium which is one of the several World Cup facilities.  The game will be played on the same field as the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup game and only hours before!  Some participants will include South African president Jacob Zuma, former South African national team captain Lucas Radebe, South Africa’s former national women’s team captain Desiree Ellis, and Clarence Seedorf of A.C. Milan.

The Unity Cup is being held in support of the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.  This is the first soccer game of its kind and is a celebration of the progress of recognition and well-being of the athletes and population with these disabilities.  The Special Olympics is so proud to have a world audience for these athletes and so am I! 

I am so proud and excited for this game. While I’ve been watching the World Cup feverishly so far (bracket in mind), I cannot wait for the opportunity to watch this inaugural event. Please join me in watching and let me know what you think!

                                                                                                     

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