Many people have been commenting on the red laces laces that Padraig Harrington had been wearing in his XPS-1 golf shoes. The laces symbalise  Padraig's support of Special Olympics.

“By wearing the red shoelaces for Special Olympics I am sending a message of respect, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities to millions of golf fans around the world”
The Wear the Laces campaign is simple: purchase red Special Olympics shoelaces online at and lace up your shoes!
The aim of the campaign is to raise vital funds and awareness for Special Olympics internationally, so that together we can create a world in which the largest disability population on earth leads healthy , vibrant lives, grounded in sports, health, and the determination to demonstrate their personal best to themselves and their communities.

You can order your laces online at  or

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