Safilo Sponsors Special Olympics Photo Exhibit at the Morris Museum

MORRISTOWN, N.J.—In celebration of the accomplishments of the New Jersey Special Olympics athletes, the Morris Museum presents Portrait of An Athlete: Special Olympics of New Jersey & United States Paralympics, June 12 through Nov. 16, 2014, sponsored by Safilo Group. The exhibition features portraits by photographer Pete Byron, who has traveled all over the state to capture the athletes during practice, competition,or just being themselves.

“As the global frames supplier to the Special Olympics-Lions Club International Opening Eyes vision care program for over a decade, Safilo salutes the Morris Museum for its commitment to providing programs that serve the special needs community and for this exhibit,” said Glenn Rusk, commercial head of Safilo North America.

For more information on the exhibit or museum located in Morristown, N.J. call (973) 971-3700 or visit

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Shawn Woolf, soccer player in Polaroid suns from Safilo with his image from Portrait of An Athlete courtesy of Pete Byron.

Volleyball player Alexandra Hines with her Byron photograph in the Morris Museum.

Special Olympics athlete Jackie Applebaum lighting the cauldron for the Winter Games on display at the Morris Museum.