The Illinois House honored the TOPSoccer organization for their work towards enriching the lives of special needs children from across the area.
The resolution, introduced by state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills), "praised the group’s efforts to help young athletes with disabilities to learn and play the game of soccer," according to a news release from the State House Republican leadership office.
“This is a wonderful organization driven by a passion to bring joy to children with disabilities and provide them an opportunity to compete,” McSweeney said. “They are a tremendous asset to our community; one that deserves recognition.”
The Cary-based organization offers a no cost program open to any child aged five and up with a cognitive or physical disability. While they are a volunteer-driven organization, trained coaching staff is provided to the children to help them develop their soccer skills.
The resolution, HR 382, was filed by McSweeney during the last week of the spring legislative session was adopted by the Illinois House. TOPSoccer’s Program Coordinator, Lynne O’Malley, coaching staff and players were presented an official copy of the resolution by McSweeney at Kaper Park.