Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics, is being honored posthumously at the ESPYs with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, for her dedication to using the power of sports to empower people with disabilities. "Through her passionate service, she made our world more welcoming, inclusive and fair".

Obama said Kennedy Shriver was a woman who believed that everyone had something to contribute and that giving others a chance to reach their potential makes us all win.

"Once a great first lady, still a great first lady", he said as the crowd roared.

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"She's here in the hearts and minds of millions of athletes", he added.

"Over the course of her life, she turned that visionary idea into a worldwide movement, with competitions across the globe", Obama shared. "She would have been so honored that you're here for her tonight, as we all are".

The Chairman of Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver, is set to accept the award on his mother's behalf, TheWrap.com reported. "I am incredibly honored to present this award to her son to celebrate her life's work".

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"Our mother would have loved you", he said.

He went on to say his mother "wanted to be known as a great hero of sports, and she got that tonight". "This movement she created nearly 50 years ago is not done yet". According to ESPN, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is given out to "someone who embodies the spirit of its namesake, tennis legend and longtime human rights campaigner Arthur Ashe".

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