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Kindlelon "Kobie" Respicio

A young man wearing a T-shirt and medals around his neck

Kindlelon “Kobie” Respicio is a Special Olympics swimmer from Southern California who is known for his hard work and discipline in and out of the pool.

A long-time member of the Boy Scouts, Kobie earned the rank of Eagle Scout in May 2017. Only 5 percent of Boy Scouts earn this prestigious ranking, making it the highest honor in Boy Scouts! Kobie presented his Eagle Project on intellectual disabilities to the District

Board. What’s next for Kobie? He is training as a hopeful for the 2018 USA Games and attending Mary’s College in Moraga to study Justice, Community & Leadership.

About Me:

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.


See this video story about Kobie's local Honorary ESPY award.
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