Brooklyn Decker Heads to Special Olympics World Games in Greece

Celebrity News Jun. 23, 2011 AT 6:11PM
Brooklyn Decker Heads to Special Olympics World Games in Greece Credit: John Lamparski/WireImage.com

Heart of gold!

As a body that's graced countless magazine covers including the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Brooklyn Decker is one of Hollywood's hottest stunners. And proving that she's beautiful both inside and out, the star recently opened up to Us Weekly about her post as Special Olympics Ambassador.

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For the past year and a half, the 24-year-old model and actress has been involved with the Special Olympics, which will kick off its World Summer Games in Athens, Greece June 25.

"[My aunt] is a Special Olympics athlete, so I grew up around the organization," she told Us in a June 16 interview. "I would go to her practices and play with all the athletes and hang out and it was a really kind of fun way to spend my weekend. When I started working in this business, I wanted to get involved on the official, national level. So about a year and a half ago, I got officially involved in the Special Olympics."

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And just like Decker's tennis-star hubby Andy Roddick, her aunt still plays tennis and basketball in the games. Roddick, 28, also has a role in helping out the organization.

"He sends the team tennis shoes, T-shirts, and a lot of Lacoste clothes," Decker said. "All the extra stuff he gets he tries to send out to North Carolina so all the athletes are decked out in Lacoste."

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This will be Decker's first World Games -- she emceed the Special Olympics National Games last year in Nebraska.

"It's really special, and I know all the athletes are really excited and they are all getting their passports," she said. "There are 3.7 million Special Olympics athletes around the world and it's actually very cool because this year at the World Games they have 180 countries attending. I think this represents unity and tolerance of all races, nationalities, and ability. I think there is something really special about that."

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