I wanted to share this great post from Special Olympics Board Director and Mattel, Inc. Chief Financial Officer, Kevin M. Farr who was blown away by his experience walking in with Team Sweeden in the Parade of Athletes and asked to share his excitement in the guest blog post below. Check it out!
Guest Blog Post from Kevin Farr:
Hi from Athens Greece……we are having such an exciting time at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. In addition to the 7,000 athletes and their families from over 175 countries, Team Mattel is in force with 50 Mattel employees from 20 countries volunteering in support of the games and athletes. Last night, I had the incredible experience of being included in the spectacular opening ceremonies with over 90 talented Special Olympic athletes from Sweden! The athletes and I were very, very excited to walk into the stadium that hosted the original modern Olympics over 100 years ago! It was such a thrill to cheer and wave to the thousands of cheering fans with the Swedish team! It was an experience that I will not ever forget!!