After top scoring at the national soccer championships (7 goals out of 8 for WA), Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree is helping Chris get to Los Angeles to compete for Australia in the Special Olympics World Games in July.
Local soccer and athletics hero Chris has been quite busy since our last update on his trip to Melbourne for the National Games in October 2014.
Chris received a letter from Special Olympics shortly after his success there to say he had been selected in a squad of 8 to represent Australia in soccer at the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles. Like his Aussie hero and football idol Tim Cahill, Chris wears the number 4 shirt and has a fantastic goal-scoring instinct.
“Chris just loves soccer and he loves wearing the number 4. We cannot believe that we will be watching our son represent his country in soccer as an Australian Olympian” said his mum, Sue, “I cannot even put into words how proud we are of him.”
The Rocky Bay Wishing Tree has again supported Chris’ sporting endeavours with a contribution of $2,000 towards the Los Angeles trip.
Congratulations and good luck Chris!
Chris and family would like to thank Rocky Bay and all supporters over the years for assisting Chris to realise his dreams of representing his country and playing the sport he loves…soccer.
“Chris’s determination, enthusiasm, passion and skill for soccer proves that anything is achievable regardless of obstacle”, added Sue.
In the meantime, he continues to keep up with all his sports including training and playing for Cockburn Soccer Club, the WA Paralympic State Team and the Special Olympics.
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