After receiving a standing ovation upon being introduced, Obama gave a heartfelt speech as she presented the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage to Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, posthumously.
“She knew that when we give others a chance to fulfill their greatest potential, we all win,” Obama said, per The Hill.
Obama described how Shriver, a champion for people with intellectual disabilities, created the Special Olympics in the 1960s and turned the event into a global phenomenon.
“Through her passionate service she made the world more welcoming,” Obama said. The former fab FLOTUS also got props for slaying in a cutout dress by Cushnie et Ochs.
We think Shriver’s son, Tim, who accepted the award on her behalf, summed up Obama’s presence best: “Once a great first lady, still a great first lady.”
Sources: Ron Dicker (Huffington Post)