2015 Class of Global Messengers


 

Special Olympics Illinois is proud to introduce 18 athletes who successfully completed the 2015 Global Messenger training held Sept. 26-27 at the state headquarters in Normal. The group of athletes represented 9 Areas from around the state. They ranged in age from 10 years old to 42 years of age and brought an enthusiastic and eager spirit to the training!

These athletes are anxious to get out into the community to share their stories of courage, determination, life-long learning and friendships they’ve gained through their involvement with Special Olympics. If you would like to have a Global Messenger speak to your group, business or event, please contact Karen Milligan at 309-888-2013.

  • Ryan McDonough, Aurora, who competes through Waubonsie Valley & FVSRA
  • Claire O’Leary, Chicago, who competes through Independence Park
  • Charlie Collins, Moline, who competes through Independent Collins
  • Becky Cavanagh, Clarendon Hills, who competes through Hanson Center
  • Erin Compton, Clarendon Hills, who competes through Independent Compton
  • Bradlee Todd, Sullivan, who competes through Dream Catchers
  • Dawn Ferguson, Fairview Heights, who competes through Southern Illinois Grasshoppers
  • Ryan Reinier, Lebanon, who competes through Belleville PTOEC
  • Brent Kampert, Crystal Lake, who competes through NISRA
  • Mallory Marvin, Libertyville, who competes through Vernon Hills School District 128
  • Kathleen Millar, Mundelein, who competes through SRACLC
  • John “Corey” Paskvan, Gurnee, who competes through Warren County & Free Spirits
  • Kyle Tuckey, Lake Zurich, who competes through SRACLC
  • Daniel Hinds, Sherman, who competes through Chatham Special Olympics
  • Timothy Hinds, Sherman, who competes through Chatham Special Olympics
  • Ashley Jones, Hoffman Estates, who competes through NWSRA
  • Lisa Kaya, Evanston, who competes through Evanston Special Recreation
  • Matthew Latalla, Hanover Park,  who competes through NWSRA