Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Jered Weaver Named Special Olympics Ambassador
Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 24, 2010 -- Jered Weaver has been named a Sports Ambassador for Special Olympics Southern California. The 27-year-old Angel pitcher has been a supporter of Special Olympics since his days competing at California State
University, Long Beach.
The mission of Special Olympics is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport and competition. As a Sports Ambassador, Weaver will participate in Special Olympics events, including the annual Summer Games and a softball clinic; be featured in Special Olympics PSAs; and provide autographed items for silent auctions.
A Southern California native, Weaver is always ready to give back to the community.
“Everyone should have an opportunity to play sports, and Special Olympics offers that to a group of people who are often excluded from sports activities,” said Weaver. “I’m happy that I can help to spread the word about a great organization like Special Olympics Southern California and how sports can change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.”
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