Verona Pentony of Momentum Support was delighted to attend the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as a Be Unified volunteer.

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Verona Pentony and Michele Manning – Nada Jaffar Al Bustani and Verona Pentony – Verona meeting Salah Tahir Mohammed

More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries competed in 24 summer sports, along with 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. During the event, Momentum Support had the pleasure of introducing CSR strategy, attending the Digicel Lunch and met a wide  variety of guests and personalities.

Digicel Event Westin Hotel. Verona Pentony Patron Special Olympics, Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM - World Games Abu Dhabi 14th March 2019

Digicel Event Westin Hotel. Verona Pentony Patron Special Olympics, Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM – World Games Abu Dhabi 14th March 2019

Verona Pentony and Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager.

Verona Pentony and Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager.

For Verona, meeting Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager, 24, was a defining moment for her. At the age of two, Hanna was diagnosed with leukemia and her first fight began. She started on the slopes with Special Olympics Colorado at the age of 13. From there, she joined unified basketball, swimming, and cycling. Hanna was selected to give her high school graduation speech and received a scholarship from the John Lynch Foundation as the “Exceptional Star of the Year.” She then served as a member of the Youth Activation Council, training athletes on the importance of healthy living –  and a contributor for ABC Denver 7 News where she earned a Heartland Broadcast Emmy for her piece titled “More Alike Than Different.” She now holds a Leadership role, such as a Health Messenger and now as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger.

Verona interviewing Henry Mckean - News Talk : Matt English (CEO Special Olympics) with Verona Pentony

Verona interviewing Henry Mckean – News Talk : Matt English (CEO Special Olympics) with Verona Pentony

Momentum Support would like to extend their congratulations and warm wishes to all of the participants and volunteers.

Grand Mosque  -When in Abu Dhabi do as the locals do!

Grand Mosque -When in Abu Dhabi do as the locals do!