MainStoriesAlex at the 2014 USA Games Alex at the 2014 USA GamesLaura Dmytrenko | ago. 07, 2014 | North America: Illinois Alex participated in the 2014 Special Olympic USA games in aquatics. We are so proud of him winning three gold medals. We are grateful to Warren Special Recreation of Gurnee, Ill. and to Special Olympics of Illinois for giving him and his family an unforgettable adventure. I don't know what Alex liked more--winning gold or the whole experience of flying with Team Illinois and spending a week with the other athletes. He has been on Fox News and interviewed for several local newspapers. The whole experience has had such a positive effect on his personality. Alex eagerly has gone with us wearing his medals to family get togethers where previously he would prefer to stay home. Thank you for making my son (and his family) so happy.