Yorkville Teen to Represent Team USA at Special Olympic World Games

Jeremy Kuehn, 17, will travel to PyeongChang, South Korea, in January.

A special thanks to Little Friends of Naperville for providing the following news release and photograph. The Kendall County Comets is planning a fundraiser Dec. 1 at the American Legion in Yorkville. You also can follow the team on Facebook here.

Jeremy Kuehn of Yorkville has been selected to represent the United States in the 2013 Special Olympic World Winter Games that will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, in January.

Jeremy is 17 years old and a student at the Little Friends Bridge High School in Downers Grove, and he loves to compete.  For the past 6 years he has participated on the Kendall County Special Olympics team for the Comets in cross country skiing.  This past January, in the Illinois Special Olympics Winter Games he took home 3 gold medals in his event.  Jeremy’s coach nominated him to the Illinois state office for the honor of going to South Korea to represent the U.S.  “We knew it was a long shot, but were thrilled when we found out Jeremy was selected,” said his mom Lori. 

“I am ice skating and biking to get ready,” Jeremy said when asked about his training preparation.  He will spend a week in Lake Placid, New York, training with the team in December, and then he and his whole family will travel to the games in January for the competition.

Little Friends is a non-profit 501c3 and has been serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities for over 40 years. Based in Naperville, Little Friends operates three schools, vocational training programs, community-based residential services and the

Founded in 1965, Little Friends serves more than 800 people each year throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, and western Cook counties.

Jenny A. Potanos October 18, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Congratulations Jeremy. I am so proud of you and can not wait to hear all about your adventures when we have speech together, Jenny Potanos
TE October 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Congratulations Jeremy. My P.E. class is cheering for you.


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