Michelle Obama Knocks It Out Of The Park At The ESPYs – HuffPost

Tom MarkLast Update : Thursday 13 July 2017 - 2:24 PM
Michelle Obama Knocks It Out Of The Park At The ESPYs – HuffPost

Former first lady Michelle Obama is still in charge.

How many other non-sports stars could earn perhaps the biggest applause at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles? 

After receiving a standing ovation upon being introduced, Obama gave a heartfelt speech as she presented the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage to Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, posthumously.

“She knew that when we give others a chance to fulfill their greatest potential, we all win,” Obama said, per The Hill.

Obama described how Shriver, a champion for people with intellectual disabilities, created the Special Olympics in the 1960s and turned the event into a global phenomenon.

“Through her passionate service she made the world more welcoming,” Obama said. The former fab FLOTUS also got props for slaying in a cutout dress by Cushnie et Ochs.

We think Shriver’s son, Tim, who accepted the award on her behalf, summed up Obama’s presence best: “Once a great first lady, still a great first lady.”

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