With 100 days to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015), ESPN announced its initial coverage plans for the event today, highlighted by three hours of live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on July 25 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) featuring Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America, and SportsCenter anchors Lindsay Czarniak and Kevin Negandhi.
Also partaking in #100daysTillLA were Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, who announced they will be co-captains in the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America (watch Golic make today’s announcement with guest host Ryan Ruocco). Today’s news follows Monday’s announcement that ESPN President John Skipper is among a group of corporate leaders who will also participate in the Unified Relay.
Meanwhile on SportsCenter, retired NBA player Sam Perkins and NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer both appeared to discuss their involvement with Special Olympics. In addition, ESPN.com (Special Olympics makes health a global priority) and Espn.co.uk (100 days to go until inspirational Special Olympics World Games) both featured in-depth feature stories about Special Olympics.
In the midst of today’s news and announcements, ESPNers took to social media throughout the day to spread the word about #100daysTillLA.
Honored to be among those covering Special Olympics World Games in July. 100 days to go. https://t.co/zqPH5cLLvD
— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) April 16, 2015
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) April 16, 2015
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) April 16, 2015
— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) April 16, 2015
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) April 16, 2015
— ESPN (@espn) April 16, 2015
— Special Olympics (@SpecialOlympics) April 16, 2015