My involvement with Special Olympics is still new, but the impact that Special Olympics will have on my life will be with me forever. I truly feel blessed to have been and continue to be a part of a movement that has helped positively change the lives of young and old South African citizens. And the founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver serves as an inspiration to us all, for her courage and determination in the face of adversity is matched only by the valour of our athletes. My life experiences have been many filled with great sadness, great joy and great pride but I am happy that the joy and pride I feel about the accomplishments of Special Olympics South Africa athletes will always overshadow the sadness that I may feel for not getting involved in this wonderful movement much earlier. But I am here to stay and it will also be my honour to serve the Special Olympics athletes of South Africa.
Mrs. Tutu is the wife of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. She has championed many causes, including those of women. From 1976 to 1984 she served as the Director for the Domestic Workers and Employers Project of the South African Institute of Race Relations. She has travelled widely and lectures to women and youth groups, university audiences and professional associations on various aspects of South African life. She is an ambassador for Special Olympics South Africa.