WWE helps kick off the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey: photos
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon poses with a Special Olympics Connecticut athlete at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremonies.
McMahon accompanies Team Connecticut as Honorary Chairperson.
The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremonies takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Superstar David Otunga joins Special Olympics athletes from Team Illinois.
Big Show joins Team Florida athletes during the Opening Ceremonies.
All 50 states are represented at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.
There will be 3,500 athletes, 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and an estimated 70,000 spectators at the Games.
The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
TJ Nelligan, CEO and Chairman of the Special Olympics USA Games, greets the crowd at the Prudential Center.
The 2014 USA Games in New Jersey provides an opportunity to reveal to America that through the power of sport, Special Olympics transforms lives, provides vital services and fosters a more inclusive and accepting world for all.
WWE is a Founding Partner of the Games and also the Official Production Partner, filming the Opening Ceremony, as well as producing daily recaps of the sporting competitions and special events.
“America’s Got Talent” contestant David Garibaldi painted an impromptu portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, whose humanitarian work led to the birth of the Special Olympics.
The athletes, coaches and officials take their oaths at the Opening Ceremonies.
Stay tuned to WWECommunity.com for complete coverage of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.