“The Rock’s Rock” tells the story of actor Dwayne Johnson and his lifelong friend and hero, Milton McBride Rosen.
Rosen — who has Down syndrome, is a Special Olympics athlete and close friend of Johnson — established a brotherhood early in Johnson’s childhood. He played an influential role in the lives of both Johnson and Rocky Johnson, Dwayne’s father.
The film debuted today on Good Morning America and SportsCenter and will appear across ESPN’s media platforms, including television, the ESPN App and ESPN.com.
The short film is part of the “Special Olympics: 50 Game Changers,” the year-long series, which began in July 2018. It celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics – a movement begun when Eunice Kennedy Shriver ignited the Inclusion Revolution with the first-ever Special Olympics Games in 1968.
The film shorts tell the stories of the game-changing people and moments that have helped drive and shape the Special Olympics movement by, from and for people with intellectual disabilities.