McCullough, who is also the vice chairman of the United States Olympic Committee leadership team until 2012 is meeting the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe, the Paralympics team in Gweru, and will also meet various Non Governmental Organisations.
They will discuss among other issues, challenges and opportunities, for the disabled in sport, and will also conduct workshops on peace building.
On top of that, McCullough, who will be in Zimbabwe for a week, will also conduct a two day workshop for the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe, a body that stands for soccer players’ rights and better working conditions.
McCullough was a member of the U.S. Paralympics Soccer Team for 12 years and played in the 1998 World All-Star Game in Rio de Janeiro, as well as competing in the 1996 Atlanta and 2004 Athens Summer Games.
Within the Olympic and Paralympics movement, McCullough served as the Athlete Coordinator for the 2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Games, the 2005 Innsbruck Winter World University Games, the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
In 2010, McCullough received an MBA certificate from England’s Manchester University for International Leadership in Sport.
In Bulawayo, McCullough will work with local NGOs to conduct workshops on peace building. He has worked with a variety of international organisations, and notably, with the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, where he developed an international conflict resolution program.
He first implemented the program with groups of youth in the former Yugoslavia who were disabled from the war, bringing former foes together through soccer, putting them on the same teams and helping them work through conflict.