Basketball star Ricky Rubio has joined the Special Olympics family as our newest Global Ambassador! Rubio, an NBA star with the Utah Jazz, officially signed up at a ceremony in Barcelona’s Pabellón Olímpico del Club Joventut Badalona, the place where he first began his professional career.
Speaking about the appointment as a Global Ambassador, Rubio said: “We can help them [the Special Olympics athletes] but they can help us more. They do all they can with plenty of excitement… and they always help each other”.
Welcoming Ricky Rubio, David Evangelista, President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia commented: “We are so proud to have Ricky join our movement as a Global Ambassador, and as a key voice to show the world the power sport can have in making social inclusion a reality for all. Together with Ricky, we continue on our quest to create a truly Unified Generation through sport.”
Rubio will also support Special Olympics España as an ambassador.