The Illinois LETR is proud to represent Special Olympics Illinois Families! Are you a Law Enforcement Family who has a relative with an intellectual disability? Or are you a Law Enforcement personnel who has a Special Olympics athlete in your family? If so, we want to connect with you! Special Olympics has a variety of resources and opportunities to help connect you with other officers who also have athletes in their families.
Please contact Kia Christensen for more information.
LETR Family Liaison: Bill and Nicole Devine
Bill is a Sergeant with the Tinley Park Police Department and has been involved with LETR, serving on the state committee for a number of years. His wife Nicole is a champion for Special Olympics Illinois athletes and programs; serving a key role in the development of the Unified Champion Schools initiatives. Their son, C.J. got his start as a Young Athlete in the program and today he participates in basketball & track through KSD 140 & bowling with Jr. Bolts. Big sister, Madi Devine also went through the Global Messenger Training and gives speeches with C.J. The entire family are true ambassadors to the Special Olympics Illinois organization!
LETR Athlete Liaison: Jose Moreno
Jose is an athlete and Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois. He lives in Bensenville, and has been participating in Special Olympics since 2009. Jose has a number of gold medal accomplishments both through sports and as an ambassador for Special Olympics Illinois. He has served in a number of athlete leadership roles for Special Olympics Illinois including serving as the Windy City Ducky Derby Ambassador in 2017, Dunkin Donuts Cop on a Rooftop ambassador in 2015 and is currently the co-chair of the Athlete Input Council. Jose is most proud though, of his recent appointment, as the Athlete Liaison with the LETR Statewide Committee.