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City Council Corner: April 10, 2018
a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Sandy City Utah recognizing Trevan Cole
WHEREAS, Trevan Cole has been involved with Special Olympics for over 24 years, and has participated in Law Enforcement Torch runs with his father and other Police Agencies in Salt Lake County, competing in swimming, bowling, track, and basketball events, plus devoting hours to team practices to prepare for the Summer Games to run Track and Field; and
WHEREAS, Trevan has volunteered and participated in many fund-raising events: “Freezin for a Reason” jumping into a frozen Utah Lake the past eight years, serving root beer floats at local stores, waiting on tables with Police Officers for the “Tip A Cop Program” all to help raise money for Special Olympic teams, and
WHEREAS, Treven was given the privilege to serve as a Global Messenger for Utah Special Olympics, and was honored to help start the Summer Games by Lighting the Torch at BYU’s Stadium with his father who was his Police Officer Escort for the Olympic Flame; and
WHEREAS, He has traveled to Connecticut to participate in the Police Officer Torch run, and represented Special Athletes from Utah at the National Hall of Fame Ceremony. He also traveled to Washington D.C. where he met with Utah’s Senate and Legislative delegations to help raise money for Utah Special Olympics which was a “wonderful experience” for him; and
WHEREAS, He was honored to be recently chosen as one of only 12 Special Olympians in the World to participate in the NBA Cares Program in Los Angeles, California for the NBA All-stars weekend; and
WHEREAS, Treven had the privilege to play with former NBA Stars and current WNBA Stars along with fellow Special Olympians from places like Germany, Serbia, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, and New York City. He attended the Three Point Contest, and the Slam-dunk NBA All-Star Game, another “once in a lifetime” experience; and
WHEREAS, Timothy Shriver, who played on Treven’s team said that “Trev is the “Special” in Special Olympics. The NBA Cares Program also nicknamed him “The Ambassador” for being positive, friendly and outgoing to everyone he meets. Treven has recruited other people with disabilities to come and join teams to enrich their lives in Special Olympics.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Sandy City Council and Mayor commend Treven for his dedication and example to the Special Olympics and for reaching out to help and enrich the lives of others.
ADOPTED THIS 10th DAY OF APRIL 2018