Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison has teamed with Special Olympics Wisconsin as an Ambassador to help promote inclusion and acceptance of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The new partnership between Special Olympics Wisconsin and the third-year receiver who is a rising star in the NFL is being officially kicked off this week with a social media campaign featuring Allison and Green Bay-based Special Olympics athletes in historic Lambeau Field.
“Special Olympics Wisconsin is honored to partner with an athlete, and person, of Geronimo’s caliber. He cares deeply about making a difference in the lives of people who might be disadvantaged or feel socially excluded. That commitment to inclusion is something that of course resonated with us,” said Kathleen Roach, President and CEO of Special Olympics Wisconsin. “And as an organization with 10,000 athletes in Wisconsin, it goes without saying that we have lots of passionate Packers fans.”
The ongoing partnership will include appearances at Special Olympics Wisconsin events and social media activations that bring Allison and Special Olympics Wisconsin together to advocate for an inclusive society and the mission of Special Olympics Wisconsin. Allison will also wear designer Special Olympics cleats during the Packers game versus the Arizona Cardinals on December 2 as part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign.
“My whole life I dreamed of playing in the NFL and being able to make a difference. I am excited to be a Special Olympics Wisconsin Ambassador. It is a blessing to be able to use my platform to help such a great cause,” Allison said.
VaynerSports, a full service sports agency that represents Allison, shares in Geronimo’s commitment to improving the communities in which they work and play. “We are excited to support Geronimo’s partnership with Special Olympics Wisconsin. We can’t think of a better organization than Special Olympics to bring about the power of sport, the importance of teamwork and the joy of coming together under one unified goal – which is inclusion for all, “said Justin J. Giangrande, Executive Vice President of VaynerSports.
Please help Special Olympics Wisconsin welcome Geronimo Allison into the Special Olympics Wisconsin family and into the Inclusion Revolution!
For more information about Geronimo Allison’s role as the new Special Olympics Wisconsin Ambassador, please contact Jennifer Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Justin Giangrande, email@example.com, at VaynerSports.