September 1, 2015
There’s no obstacle our boys can’t face
Casa Tepeyac serves as a short-term residence for young men in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The young men of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois at Casa Tepeyac gave back to their community this summer by volunteering for an obstacle course race for charity.
They were asked to volunteer for a local obstacle course challenge, which benefits an autism research and awareness organization. They did such a great job volunteering at last year’s event, the young men were asked to help again this year and were given extra responsibilities. The obstacle course staff praised the young men, who were in charge of overseeing various parts of the race course. A few members of the Casa Tepeyac staff also participated in the race. Veronica Smith, Manager of the Family Strengthening Program, said “The day was a great success and everyone involved had a lot of fun.”