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Record #: R2015-739   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/24/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: Congratulations extended to USA Soccer (Football) Team members Michael Henderson, Israel Rivera, Keith Tyler and Antonio Williams on winning Bronze Medal at 2015 Special Olympics International World Games
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Thompson, Patrick D., Burke, Edward M., O'Shea, Matthew J., Taliaferro, Chris, Moore, Joseph
Attachments: 1. R2015-739.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RA HM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 24, 2015









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Thompson, Burke, O'Shea, Taliaferro and Joe Moore, a congratulatory resolution concerning the Bronze Medal Winners for the Special Olympics World Games Football/Soccer competition.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
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WHEREAS, The Special Olympics International World Games were held in Los Angeles, California this year from July 25 through August 1; and

WHEREAS, Special Olympics originated in Illinois, with the first games being held at Soldier Field in July of 1968, thanks to the efforts of Justice Anne M. Burke, . Eunice Kennedy Shriver and others; and

WHEREAS, The mission of Special Olympics Illinois is to provide.year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities; and

WHEREAS, Special Olympics now has more than 4.4 million athletes, representing 170 countries; and

WHEREAS, Four athletes were selected from Chicago to represent the United States in the Special Olympics soccer competition this year; and .

WHEREAS, The selected athletes were Keith Tyler of Kosciuszko Park, and Israel Rivera, Antonio Williams, and Michael Henderson of Loyola Park; and

WHEREAS, Along with their other teammates, these young men won the Bronze Medal in soccer; and

WHEREAS, Keith Tyler, Israel Rivera, Antonio Williams and Michael Henderson have demonstrated courage and brought joy, excitement and friendship to the Special Olympics. These gifted athletes have inspired others in countless ways; and

WHEREAS, All four of these outstanding individua...

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