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Record #: R2017-308   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Congratulations extended to Thomas Shimoda on performance at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Burke, Edward M., Quinn, Marty, O'Shea, Matthew J.
Attachments: 1. R2017-308.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
April 19,2017










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Burke, Quinn and O'Shea, a congratulatory resolution concerning Special Olympian Tommy Shimoda.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,


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Aldermen Matthew J.O'Shea, Edward M. Burke,
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cm April 19,2017
Ifjresented by ¦¦ Mayor ttahmEmqnuel ¦

'WrlCreWS ' Thomas Shimoda was diagnosed with autism, and relies upW a voice output device called a "talker" toassjst his verbal communications;and -X,:

. WHEREAS, Notwithstanding his autism, at age eight Tommy became involved with • Speaal Q'ympics, Chicago through -. the Mount Greenwood Special Recreation Association; where he.developed a love fprqthletics and competition; and" "
^ .JVHEREAS, An avid athlete, Tommy has competed, in over 20 different sports .with
he Chicago Park District over the last 20 .years,, including basketball Softball; volleyball
¦ track and field, swimming, gymnastics, sYiowshdeing, bowling,: bocce, hockey skiina'
... .and ice skating;-and . . ¦ :'-.,-:'\ -

WHEREAS, A resident of the Mount Greenwood' neighborhood, Tommy is -a
graduate of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; and ' . "

' : WHEREAS/Tommy is still a competitor with SpecidhOlympids^Chicdgo: and he spends: many hours eachweek training Jor;speed. slWHEREAS, tommy's training and hard wo.rk.paid off in. February, when he won two-
gold medals and a silver medal in-speed skating at the Special Olympics Illinois 2016
Skating Championships; and .-, . ... . : / .

: ". X WHEREAS, Tommy's efforts resulted in his being selected ...

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