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Wheaties Honors Special Olympics Athletes With Cereal Box Cover

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The Special Olympics are coming to New Jersey this summer and to honor some of these impressive athletes, Wheaties has chosen to put some of the contenders on the cover of their cereal box.

Michael Reed is a basketball player competing in this year’s Special Olympic Games whose portrait is proudly displayed on the cover of the popular cereal brand. He discussed what he loves most about the game.

“I play point-guard, I like playing the position of sharing the ball and passing the ball and setting up people and getting the satisfaction of giving them a chance to score,” he said.

This is the sixth Special Olympic Games that Reed will be competing in and he refers to some of his fellow teammates his best friends.

There are other Special Olympians featured on the back of the cereal box including athletes who participate in sports like flag football and baseball. Reed couldn’t be more proud of this accomplishment.

“We are sharing the spotlight with other Wheaties sports celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal, Adrian Peterson, Michael Jordan, Shawn White and it’s where we belong,” he boasted.

The Special Olympics are taking place June 14-21 in Mercer County, New Jersey. There are over 3,500 athletes who will be competing in over 16 different Olympic-style sports.


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