Former NFL Athlete, Entertainer and Special Olympics Ambassador Dale Moss was selected to participate and speak on behalf of Special Olympics During their 16th Annual Capital Hill Day
"This is a huge honor for me to speak to the leaders of our country about the continued support of those with Intellectual Disabilities. Having a sister who was a Special Olympics Athlete, and seeing first hand the impact it's had on her life makes this even more personal."
Pictured Below: Dale Moss Speaking as Master of Ceremony during the Bank of America Game Changers Summit during the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria
What To Expect
Special Olympics athletes, leaders, and family members will converge on Capitol Hill for Special Olympics’ 16th annual “Capitol Hill Day.” Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes from across the nation will hold more than 250 face-to-face meetings with their Congressional representatives to advocate for continued federal support for critical health and education services provided by Special Olympics. These services transcend the playing field and transform the lives of athletes and families, bringing inclusion and greater acceptance of all abilities to classrooms across the country and providing essential health care that is otherwise often unavailable due to the lack of trained health care providers and facilities.
Special Olympics athlete-advocates will educate lawmakers and their staffs about the significant consequences that arise from the stigma and stereotypes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face and how that impacts their lives in the areas of sports, health care, education, and employment. The goal is to effectively convey the high-impact and cost-effectiveness of Special Olympics’ evidence-based programming that addresses these issues, and to secure continued support from legislators