What do all these things have in common? They all danced it out yesterday at the Mattel headquarters!

That’s right, thanks to a very special partnership between Special Olympics and Mattel, the Special Olympics Board of Directors, including Maria Shriver, 50 Special Olympics young athletes and 60 Mattel employee volunteers enjoyed an outdoor event with activity stations, soccer, basketball and of course dancing, “BARBIE-Style!”

Choregrapher JaQuel Knight, who helped bring Barbie to life in her first music and dance video, taught the excited group how to dance a series of doll-like moves and grooves.

Quick…show us your best Barbie move! Now, strike a pose, there’s nothing to it!
We tip our hats to Mattel for this awesome event!

Dream Big. Do the Barbie!


A little more about this cool partnership: Mattel, Inc. and the Mattel Children’s Foundation have partnered with Special Olympics since 2005 to expand the involvement of children with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics activities around the world. Mattel’s CFO, Kevin Farr, serves as president of the Mattel Children’s Foundation and is on the Special Olympics Board. Mattel supports three programs – the Young Athletes Program, Special Olympics Get Into It™ school-based curriculum and Team Mattel, which engages Mattel employees as volunteers around the world. Team Mattel is the largest global corporate volunteer team in the history of the Special Olympics movement, with more than 4,000 active employee volunteers worldwide.