Since 2012, Fernando has served as an ambassador for the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. They currently support 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries, with soccer as their most popular sport.
Participates in clinics and events both in the U.S. and abroad that help various athletes with special needs develop their capabilities and sports skills.
Fernando was one of the faces of “Come Make A Difference”, a Special Olympics soccer event, where he was joined by World Cup legends Teófilo Cubillas, Enrique Borja, Pavel Pardo and Luis Carlos Perea.
Took part in a unity match, a match played between ex-players with great experience, special guests, and athletes with disabilities.