Global Messengers Program

Global Messengers Program


Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who help spread the message and vision of the movement as well as the benefits they have gained by participating in Special Olympics. As leaders and message-bearers of the movement, Global Messengers communicate the powerful declarations of hope, acceptance, dignity and courage of Special Olympics athletes around the world. Only athletes can effectively relate the impact that the movement has had on their lives and the lives of their families.

Global Messengers is an integral part of the comprehensive Special Olympics Athletes Leadership Program (ALPs), which allow athletes to explore opportunities to participate in Special Olympics in capacities previously considered “non-traditional.”  ALPs encourages athletes to serve in leadership roles other than that of “competitor.”  Armed with this training, athletes will feel confident and welcomed as public speakers carrying the Special Olympics message and to participate in varying new roles within the Special Olympics movement.

For information on the Global Messenger Program please contact Erin Gallegos at (505) 856-0342 or eringallegos@sonm.org