Nick Watson of triathlon ‘Team Angel Wolf’ is partnering with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 as an ambassador for the World Games to encourage inclusion of people of determination through the power of sport.
An active supporter of Special Olympics initiatives, Watson officially began his role as an ambassador at the launch of #TogetherWeCan, a free, inclusive community program taking place every Sunday at 6.00pm in The Sustainable City, Dubai. The workout series is part of the 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge and is presented in association with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Special Olympics UAE athletes attended the event, running and walking alongside participating members of the community and sharing updates on their preparations to compete at the upcoming World Games in 2019.
Team Angel Wolf works to promote the value of togetherness, encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities and for society to embrace their own health. The team consists of Nick Watson, his 14-year-old son, Rio Watson, who has intellectual and physical disabilities, his 11-year-old daughter, Tia, and his wife, Delphine. The family participate in races around the UAE and beyond throughout the year, and together have completed a mammoth 150 races since 2014.
Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Managing Director at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of ambassadors such as Nick Watson. Nick has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and create a better future for all people of determination and his values align perfectly with those of the Special Olympics movement.”
Nick Watson said: “#TeamAngelWolf are incredibly honoured to have been asked to be Ambassadors for the Special Olympics World Games. As a non-profit association, our mission is to spread awareness, inclusion and integration of people with disabilities in the community; inspire the community to embrace their own health and fitness; encourage teamwork & family; and prove that "anything is possible". With this mission deep in our hearts, we strongly believe in the values that Special Olympics stands for, so we are very grateful for the opportunity to be able to assist in this journey of inclusion by partnering with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.”
As part of his role as an official ambassador for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Watson will be helping to raise awareness of people of determination and the upcoming World Games, which will take place from 14 – 21 March 2019, as well as spread the Special Olympics values of unity, inclusivity and tolerance.
Over 7,500 athletes from more than 176 nations are gearing up to participate in what will be the world’s biggest sports and humanitarian event in 2019 and the most unified Games in the 50-year history of Special Olympics.