Trustee Bruce Quintos
Quintos was born and raised on the "West Side" of Chicago by his
Filipino & Irish parents Salvador and Diane. He attended
Precious Blood Grammar School and later St. Mary Star of the
Sea. Bruce graduated from St. Rita High School in 1967 and moved
to Chicago Ridge in 1976.
Bruce recently retired as a career policeman, starting in
Chicago Ridge and then the Cook County Forest Preserve Police.
Bruce and his wife Dawn have two teenage daughters, Stephanie
Bruce is the Pipe Major and Music Director for the
Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Department.
Bruce's main goal is to insure that Chicago Ridge remains a
safe and secure environment to raise a family and retire with
The Special Olympics motto is "Let me win. But if I
cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
In 1994 I had a life changing experience when I met a Special
Olympics Athlete and her father. I had never before seen such
commitment and bravery as displayed by her. I sought out
information on Special Olympics and was fortunate enough to find
and bond with other Police Officers who had similar experiences.
I never looked back. This wonderful organization and cause has
changed my life. We are committed supporters but we need your
help. Please join us in our journey!
Enforcement Super Polar Plunge for Special Olympics!
On Friday and Saturday, February 25th and 26th, Chicago
Ridge Police Officer Ken Norbut and myself will jump into
FREEZING Lake Michigan 24 times in 24 hours in support
of Special Olympics. The last 4 years the temperatures
fell to 25 degrees below zero! We will not be alone. Ken and I
will plunge with 24 Brother and Sister Police Officers and
friends of Special Olympics. I will be representing the
Pipe and Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police
and Ken will represent the men and women of the Chicago
Ridge Police Department. I have been participating in
the Special Olympics Torch Run and Polar Plunge for many years
and have been a "24 times in 24 hours" Super Polar
Plunge since it's inception 6 years ago. I welcome
my friend Ken "The Iceman" Norbut to his first
Super Polar Plunge!
Olympics Illinois contributes to the physical, social
and psychological development of people with developmental
disabilities. Through successful experience in sports,
Special Olympics Illinois Athletes gain confidence and
build a more positive self-image, which carries over into the
classroom, the home, the work place and our community.
We are seeking donations from friends and businesses within and
around our community. 100% of all the generous donations will be
forwarded to Special Olympics Illinois. If you wish to make a
donation, please contact Chicago Ridge Village Trustee Bruce
Quintos at 708-642-9862 or drop off your check at the Village
Hall, 10455 S Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge, IL. You may also make a
donation at our fundraising page:
The Special Olympics Athletes need your help! ANY AMOUNT will be
greatly appreciated. Every penny counts!
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