Lewis Taylor is an athlete from Piotrowski Park. Lewis likes playing all sports and his favorite event is track and field. Lewis has a very special role with Special Olympics Chicago: He appears as Shiver the Polar Bear at the Chicago Polar Plunge!
Suzy Thomas, a volunteer who partners with Lewis for Bocce told us that “Lewis displays the best qualities of a Special Olympic Athletes. He is dedicated to his training, supportive of his Piotrowski Park teammates as well as cheering on his friends from other parks and agencies and is always willing to step up for new challenges. I love being partnered with Lewis to compete in Bocce Ball, he makes the competition fun and is the star of our team.”
Favorite food: salad
Favorite things: making new friends and long walks
Lewis also works with us in the Special Olympics Office cleaning once a week. Every time Lewis visits he makes a point to go and say hi to everyone. He loves to tell us about sporting events he has just competed in or that are coming up. Lewis always puts a smile on everyone’s face.
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