A Letter from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger38th Governor of California


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I am a lucky man. In Eunice, I got both a terrific mother-in-law - and an inspirational role model.

She's loving and supportive and has freely shared her incredible wisdom with me as if I were her own son. In addition, she is living a life of true service. Her work with Special Olympics has brought joy, meaning and fulfillment to millions of people around the world, and her example constantly inspires me to follow in her footsteps and serve, serve, serve.

About Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

The world knows Arnold Schwarzenegger as a famous bodybuilder and a Hollywood action hero, but he is also a successful businessman, generous philanthropist and California's 38th Governor.

Born in Austria in 1947, at 20 Schwarzenegger became the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title. He came to America shortly after, winning an unprecedented 12 more world bodybuilding titles. He earned a college degree from the University of Wisconsin and became a U.S. citizen in 1983. Three years later he married broadcast journalist Maria Shriver. Governor Schwarzenegger's most gratifying accomplishments are rooted in public service.

He and Maria have remained closely involved in Special Olympics. He was named Special Olympics International Weight Training Coach in 1979 and serves as a Global Ambassador. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Official Website