Legendary volleyball star Vladimir ‘Vanja’ Grbić wearing a Special Olympics Poland jersey
Legendary volleyball star Vladimir ‘Vanja’ Grbić has joined Special Olympics as Volleyball Ambassador. In this role Grbić will build on his already established reputation as one of the world’s greatest volleyball players to help spread the Special Olympics message of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities across the world. His announcement was made during a Special Olympics Unified Volleyball demonstration match at the final day (Sunday, July 7) of the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship at Stare Jablonki, in Northern Poland.
A member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, Vladimir Grbić is a two-time Olympic medalist.
“For me Special Olympics athletes represent sport in its purest form,” says Vladimir Grbić. “I recognise in them the same joy, passion and drive to reach your personal best that I had when I started to play. I am thrilled to take on this new role.”
About Suzanne Coogan: I am a manager of Media & Public Awareness for Special Olympics in the Europe Eurasia Region