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Monday, July 13, 2015

First Lady, Stevie Wonder To Attend World Summer Games

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Radio advertisements, billboard advertisements, LAX International Airport advertisements are introducing the residents of Southern California to the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games this month.

Along with United States First Lady Michelle Obama and entertainer Stevie Wonder, ESPN will broadcast the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the World Summer Games that will include a POW (Pool Open Water) exhibition and a 1.5 km open water competition in Long Beach's Alamitos Bay.

Andrew Smilley of the Cayman Islands, who will be featured by the Disney-owned ESPN, is expected to defend his open water swimming title in Long Beach - and he will be one of over 7,000 athletes from 177 countries in participation.

Local open water swimmers including Mallory Mead, Lexie Kelley, Jen Schumacher and Taylor Spivey will among the mass of volunteers supporting the open water event.

Photo shows Smilley being congratulated by Kester Edwards, the inspiration and driving force behind open water swimming by Special Olympics International.

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