Michelle Obama to honor Special Olympics founder at ESPYs
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE is making another awards show appearance — this time, honoring the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the ESPYs.

The former first lady on Wednesday will present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in honor of Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics, who died in 2009.

The award will be given to Shriver’s son, Timothy, the chairman of the Special Olympics.


“Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a passionate champion for those with developmental challenges, empowering them to fulfill their highest potential,” Obama said in a statement. “I am incredibly honored to present this award to her son to celebrate her life’s work.”

The 25th annual ESPY Awards, hosted this year by former NFL star Peyton Manning, airs Wednesday on ABC.

Michelle Obama hasn’t strayed far from the awards show circuit since leaving the White House in January. Last month, she appeared in a video at the BET Awards to help honor Chance the Rapper for his humanitarian work.

Obama made a cameo via video to announce the winner for Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards. She also delivered a trophy to Taylor Swift at Nickelodeon’s 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards.