‘Agents of Inclusion’ spotlights Special Olympics athletes’ stories and accomplishments
“Agents of Inclusion” spotlights Special Olympics athletes’ stories and accomplishments to bring awareness and inspire listeners. Episodes encourage everyone to be more inclusive and take action while sharing important stories to impact the world. CBS Sports Radio’s JR Jackson hosts the series, interviewing Special Olympics athletes and members of the community each episode.
For this podcast, Audacy has partnered with the Special Olympics and JRSportBrief Productions. In addition to grassroots action, Audacy will volunteer, support, and partake in the Special Olympics’ events across the nation.
Stream the series in any order, with the average episode running less than 30 minutes each. We can’t wait to learn more about the athletes’ lives and journeys.
Renee Manfredi joined the first episode to share her multi-sport prowess and gold medal winning accomplishments. Manfredi explored why she did not see herself as an athlete when she was a kid, being raised by a military family, and candidly discussed her rise in sports. In 2018, she won the Female Athlete of the Year award. Aside from sports, Manfredi shared what Star Wars has taught her, and told JR about her experience singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park. As a Global Messenger for Special Olympics, Manfredi “further brings the spirit of family, or Ohana as they say in Hawaii, to the expanding community.”
Of the project, Lena Moss Glaser (Vice President and Executive Producer, Audacy’s 2400Sports) said: “We’re delighted to partner with Special Olympics and JRSportBrief on content and action that will demonstrate our commitment to genuine inclusion, and will introduce listeners to Special Olympics athletes on a personal level they haven’t heard before. We’re looking forward to leveraging our reach to raise awareness for the essential work Special Olympics does throughout the year.”
Tune in weekly for new “Agents of Inclusion” episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.