Avril Lavigne Has A Personal Reason For Taking Part In The Special Olympics
THIS. IS. NOT. A. DRILL.
Punk-rock chick and basically everyone's mid 2000s relatable hitmaker, Avril Lavigne, is taking part in the Special Olympics World Games- in Abu Dhabi.
In exactly ONE week's time, Ms. Lavigne's going to be belting out to her biggest hits at the opening ceremony of the inspiring annual event at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.
And her link to the Special Olympics is more important than you may think...
Avril shares a special connection with the Special Olympics movement since she's been part of other initiatives pertaining since 2014, after inviting 200 Special Olympic athletes as guests to many concerts, according to The National.
She has even co-written a song especially dedicated to people of determination called Fly- based on the inspiring people she met from The Avril Lavigne Foundation.
Other chart-topping artists are SET to join the stage
Local singer Hussain Jasmi will also be performing, along with Egypt's favorite Tamer Hosny, while DJ Paul Oakenfold and 'Despacito' singer Luis Fonsi have also been announced to spin some tunes.
(Time for a drive to AD)
Rumors are flying that Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger could also take part in the event
But nothing has been confirmed as of now