NBC Montana News Story: "TV Celebrity To Help Kick Off Special Olympics Montana"
Matt was greeted with an enthusiastic welcome when he flew into Montana for the opening ceremonies of the Montana Special Olympic Games.
When talking to the reporter about speaking at the ceremony Matt said, "I always hope to inspire people. To cheer them on and, inevitably, it ends up inspiring me. To see athletes like this do so well and to be so proud of what they're accomplishing and to be loud and proud and out there doing things with their life,"
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Story from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:
"Special Olympics teaches respect, resilience"
Matt spoke to thousands of Special Olympic athletes, coaches, parents and supporters at the opening ceremony kicking off the 3 day sports event. "People sometimes feel sorry for us - me because I'm short. I don't walk the same; maybe we don't talk the same, but we are the same," he said to a roar of approval from the crowd. "We're loud and we're proud."
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