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Paddy Laces His Shoes with Meaning

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Playing in his native Ireland at this week's Irish Open, Padraig Harrington will be sporting some curious looking shoelaces in his FootJoy golf shoes.  These laces are adorned with the Special Olympics logo promoting  a message of respect, acceptance, and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

Harrington has been very hands on during his time with the program, often visiting Special Olympic athletes and coaches to conduct golf training sessions.

Paddy became a spokesman for the Special Olympics back in May 2010 and selflessly demonstrates his support stating, "I am proud to be part of the Wear the Laces for Special Olympics initiative, tied together with my friends at Special Olympics; which I hope will raise awareness for the movement.”

For more read at Europeantour.com