WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon takes part in the Founders Reception before the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremonies. McMahon is the Honorary Chairperson of Connecticut's USA Games Team. The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games showcase the awe-inspiring abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities. McMahon poses with Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics International. McMahon poses with Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, Special Olympics Connecticut President Beau Doherty and other supporters of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. McMahon poses with Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Jayson Dimanche. WWE is a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. WWE will serve as the Official Production Partner of the Games, taping the Opening Ceremonies as well as producing daily recaps of the sporting competitions and special events throughout the Games. The Games promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and celebrate the transformative power of the Special Olympics. Emmy and Peabody Award–winning television journalist Jack Ford is a supporter of the Special Olympics. TJ Nelligan, CEO and Chairman of the Special Olympics USA Games, addresses the Founders Reception honorees at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Special Olympics torch will be placed in the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Philadelphia 76ers star and 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams, right, was an emcee at the Opening Ceremonies. Big Show meets Kevin Laue, the first Division I basketball player with a disability. Superstars and Divas will play a special role at the USA Games, cheering on athletes and taking part in medal presentations, as well as joining the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.