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Members of the Journey of Hope Bike Team pose with Special Olympics swimmers and staff members on July 24 at the North Suburban YMCA. Photo Submitted.
Coby Welty, left, and Nikolas Merten, members of Journey of Hope cross country bike team, make adjustments to their bicycles at Northbrook’s North Suburban YMCA while making an annual visit to the the Y and this year’s Special Olympics swim team. Hilary Anderson/22nd Century Media.
Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter
7:18 am CDT July 28, 2018
Although they never met each other before, an instant connection was formed the moment members of The North Suburban YMCA Special Olympics swim team welcomed 25 members of the Journey of Hope cross-country bike team.