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From Avril's Blog
Hi Everyone, First, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all my fans for supporting the song “Fly” and our music video for Special Olympics! We created the Foundation to help find ways for all of us to give back and support children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities, and “Fly” is a really important part of that movement. A few weeks ago, we announced a special logo design contest inspired by “Fly”. After receiving more than 450 designs and reviewing all of them, we chose TWO winners! There were so many creative and beautiful designs, and to see so many fans all over the world participating was a dream come true for me, so thank you to everyone who submitted. The winning designs are below – congratulations to Belen and Jieyun! To celebrate this announcement, we’ve released special limited-edition merch, with all net proceeds going to benefit The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Special Olympics. Be sure to get yours here: revealprojectavril.com. Thank you for all of your support – more exciting things to come, so stay tuned ? Xo, Avril Winning Designs: Artwork by Jieyun Yo Artwork by Belen, @UnitedLBS Limited Edition Fly Merch: Click to get yours now to benefit Special Olympics and the Avril Lavigne Foundation!
The Avril Lavigne Foundation is excited to share updates about the amazing partnership with Special Olympics. Last year, Avril and the Foundation set a goal of sponsoring 30 athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games for Avril’s 30th Birthday. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Avril’s Birthday campaign – we made it happen!
The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 games is July 25th in Los Angeles and Avril will be there to perform her single, Fly, and to cheer on all of the athletes (be sure to tune in!). Special Olympic athletes inspire us all to be courageous, uninhibited and to always putting our best foot forward. The 30 amazing athletes that our team is supporting are shown below. These diverse athletes are from all over the world, representing Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, China and South Korea. Competing in Special Olympics lets our athletes “make new friends”, “relieve stress” and “enjoy life”!
International, award-winning musician and philanthropist Avril Lavigne debuted her song “Fly” to benefit Special Olympics today. The song is exclusively available today, April 16, on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/avrilflysingle) 100 days before the start of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, which will be the world’s largest sporting event in 2015, and will take place July 25-August 2 in Los Angeles. The inspiring music video for “Fly”, debuted today on ABC’s Good Morning America, featuring Avril Lavigne and Special Olympics athletes from around the world.
Avril Lavigne has announced that she has written a song called “Fly” for The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Special Olympics. The song will be released in advance of the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place July 25-August 2, 2015. More details about the song will be available soon.
In September 2014, as part of the Avril Lavigne Foundation’s support for Special Olympics, Avril launched a campaign for her 30th birthday, which raised funds to support 30 Special Olympics Athletes competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
The athletes supported by the campaign will come from five different countries and will be announced in February. During her 2014 World Tour, Avril visited a local Special Olympics program in Shanghai to learn more about their programs, and met with and invited more than 200 Special Olympics athletes to her shows in 14 countries.