2022 USA Games Ambassadors
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, is proud and excited to call this extraordinary lineup of celebrities and athletes, USA GAMES AMBASSADORS.
This impressive roster touts seven Hall of Famers, 14 Olympic medal winners and sports heroes that have played in more than 80 All-Star games, Pro Bowls and other championship games. Additionally, the Ambassadors come with a profound number of entertainment awards and accolades with more than 200 major award nominations, three Oscars, and more than 125 Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tony and SAG awards. These Ambassadors represent a huge presence on social media with more than 500 million followers and 15 billion content views.
Official 2022 USA Games Ambassador Roster:
Tyra Banks Info
Tyra Banks is an entrepreneur, supermodel, and television personality. She was the first female model to appear on the cover of GQ magazine and first black woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. She was also twice named as TIME magazine’s most influential people.
Bianca Belair Info
WWE Superstar Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair is no stranger to the Special Olympics movement taking part in the Challenge Accepted Jump Rope Challenge, School of Strength virtual panels and led a School of Strength workout with USA Games athletes and Special Olympics Florida in March 2022.
David Boudia Info
David Boudia is a three time Olympian and 2012 gold medalist. In 2015, he became the first American man to medal on 10-meter at three consecutive World Championships since Greg Louganis.
Jhonnattan Castro Info
Jhonnattan Castro is a proud member of Team Toyota. Castro is a four-time Dominican Formula DRIFT champion and now competes behind the wheel of a Toyota GR86 in the eight-event United States Formula DRIFT championship.
Chelsea Clinton Info
Chelsea Clinton is an author, global health advocate and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. She has received numerous awards and honors for her humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.
Lee Corso Info
Lee Corso is a sports broadcaster and analyst. The 28-year career coach has been a featured analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay program since 1987.
Mark Cuban Info
Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur, TV personality, media proprietor, investor, author and star of Shark Tank. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Charli D’Amelio Info
Photo Credit: Zusha Goldin
Charli D’Amelio is a viral digital superstar, with a combined social following of over 133M. She continues to be the leading TikTok digital creator, with her content viewed over seven billion times.
Johnny Damon Info
Johnny Damon played professional baseball from 1995 to 2012. He is a two-time World Series Champion with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Andre Dawson Info
Andre Dawson is a Hall of Fame MLB star. The eight-time All Star, former Rookie of the Year and League MVP played professionally for 21 years.
Ellen DeGeneres Info
Elena Delle Donne Info
Elena Delle Donne
Paul Donald Wight Info
Paul Donald Wight
Paul Donald Wight II is a professional wrestler, a seven-time world champion and one of the most decorated WWE Superstars of all time. He is a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics.
Chris Evert Info
Chris Evert is an International Hall of Fame tennis player. She has won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles.
Chad Gable Info
WWE Superstar Chad Gable
Gable has been a master of the mat since his youth. A former state champion in high school, he turned his focus to sports-entertainment, signing on to train with the WWE. In 2022, Chad and tag team partner Otis headlined a Special Olympics Powerlifting Exhibition leading into Royal Rumble in St. Louis.
Whoopi Goldberg Info
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Whoopi Goldberg is an actress, comedian, author, and TV personality. She is one of only 16 entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award (EGOT).
Meagan Good Info
Meagan Good is an actress, model and author. She starred as Joanna Locasto, the lead character on the NBC drama series Deception.
Jack Dylan Grazer Info
Jack Dylan Grazer
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Jack Dylan Grazer is an actor known for Stephen King's It, and the 2019 sequel. He also had a starring role in the superhero film Shazam!
Gabrielle Nevaeh Green Info
Gabrielle Nevaeh Green
Photo Credit: Storm Santos
Gabrielle Nevaeh Green is a TV actress with a starring role in the revival of the Nickelodeon show All That.
Tiffany Haddish Info
Photo Credit: Keith Major
Tiffany Haddish is a well-known actress, comedian and author. The Emmy Award winner starred in the hit comedy, Girls Trip, and stars in the The Last O.G.
That Girl Lay Lay Info
That Girl Lay Lay
That Girl Lay Lay (Alaya High) is a hip-hop artist and the youngest female rapper to sign with Empire Records. The active influencer has over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube, and recently inked a deal with Nickelodeon.
Grant Hill Info
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Grant Hill, seven-time NBA All-Star, retired after 19 years with the NBA. He won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996. Grant is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and a gifted sports broadcaster.
Dulé Hill Info
Dulé Hill is an actor and tap dancer who is known for his roles on West Wing and Psych. He is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Robert Irvine Info
Robert Irvine is a world-class chef, author, and philanthropist. He is the host of the popular show Restaurant: Impossible, helping struggling restaurateurs get a second chance at business.
Kaká is a Brazilian soccer legend and 1 of 8 players in the world to win the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d'Or (world's best player award). He has been a UN World Food Programme Ambassador since 2004.
Jimmy Kimmel Info
Jimmy Kimmel is a comedian, host, and producer. He is the winner of three Emmy Awards, hosted the Oscars twice and has been entertaining his fans as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! for 19 seasons.
Ali Krieger Info
Ali Krieger is a professional soccer player for Orlando Pride and Team USA. She is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, winning in 2015 and 2019.
Brie Larson Info
Academy Award-winner Brie Larson made cinematic history as Marvel’s first female superhero lead in Captain Marvel. In 2020, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for co-producing “The Messy Truth VR Experience”, a VR series designed to promote empathy. She is a vocal advocate of equity and inclusion in Hollywood and beyond.
Rob Lowe Info
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Rob Lowe is an actor, writer, producer and director known for roles in The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo's Fire and About Last Night, and for starring in hit TV shows, The West Wing and Parks & Rec.
Dan Marino Info
Dan Marino is an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback who spent 17 seasons with the Miami Dolphins. The nine-time Pro Bowler is the founder of the Dan Marino Foundation serving young adults with disabilities.
Jaeden Martell Info
Jaeden Martell is an actor. He is known for his role of Bill Denbrough in the 2017 and 2019 film adaptations of the Stephen King novel It.
Marlee Matlin Info
Marlee Matlin is an actress, author, and activist. She has an Academy Award for Best Actress for Children of a Lesser God. She is the only deaf performer to have won an Oscar.
Auston Matthews Info
Auston Matthews is a professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is the only player to have scored four goals in his NHL debut. In 2017, he was named as the NHL’s top rookie.
Matthew McConaughey Info
Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award Winning Actor, NY times best-selling author and philanthropist and founder of the just keep livin Foundation.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Info
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist and actor best known for creating and starring in Broadway’s Hamilton and In The Heights. He is a Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, three-time Grammy and three-time Tony Award winner.
Drew McIntyre Info
WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre made his WWE debut at the age of 22 and was dubbed “The Chosen One” by Mr. McMahon. Outside of the ring, he is most proud of being a Special Olympics Champion Ambassador. He has been part of several unified events with Special Olympics athletes across the country.
Ja Morant Info
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Ja Morant is a professional basketball player with the Memphis Grizzlies. He was the second overall draft pick in 2019 and in 2020 received the Rookie of the Year award.
Ryan O’Connell Info
Photo Credit: Ryan Pfluger
Ryan O’Connell is a writer, actor, director, comedian, LGBTQ activist and disability advocate. His 2015 memoir about his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy was adapted into a hit Netflix series.
WWE Superstar Otis
Otis was a standout amateur heavyweight wrestler at Colorado State University-Pueblo and a medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Pan-American Games. He’s trained extensively at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and studied under Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner.
Richard Schiff Info
Richard Schiff is an actor and director. He played Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, a role for which he received an Emmy Award.
Katelyn Ohashi Info
Katelyn Ohashi is an athlete, advocate and poet. She is a six-time All-American and four-time member of USA Gymnastics’ Junior National Team, junior national champion and the winner of the American Cup.
Shonda Rhimes Info
CEO, content creator, producer and author. Shonda Rhimes is an award-winning television creator, producer and New York Times best-selling author. She is also the CEO of Shondaland, the global media company that encompasses storytelling through brand partnerships, merchandise, and content for film, streaming, audio, digital and editorial.
Annika Sörenstam Info
Annika Sörenstam has won 90 worldwide golf tournaments, 72 on the LPGA Tour and 10 majors. She was named Player of the Year eight times and is regarded as one of the best golfers in history.
Eric Stonestreet Info
Eric Stonestreet is an actor and comedian best known for his role in the ABC Sitcom Modern Family. During his successful career, Stonestreet has received two Emmy awards.
Warren Sapp Info
Warren Sapp is a Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer who played in the NFL for 13 seasons, primarily with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Miami University alumni was a first-round draft pick in 1995.
Joy Taylor Info
Joy Taylor is a radio personality and TV host. Taylor is the news update anchor on Fox Sports 1's The Herd with Colin Cowherd and moderated for Fox Sports 1's studio show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
Denise Richards Info
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Denise Richards is an actress, fashion model and former Bond girl. She’s known for her roles in Wild Things, Starship Troopers and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Dara Torres Info
Dara Torres is a competitive swimmer with 12 Olympic medals. Torres is the first swimmer to represent the US in five Olympic Games and, at age 41, the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the US Olympic team.
Izabela Rose Info
Izabela Rose is a young actress who had the lead role in Disney’s Upside-Down Magic. She was handpicked by Steven Spielberg for a role in Amazing Stories.
Rayka Zehtabchi Info
Rayka Zehtabchi is an Iranian-American Academy Award director. She directed and produced the short film documenting the creation of the 2022 USA Games logo.
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