On Saturday, July 14, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting one of Homestead ’s rising sports stars, Danell Leyva, a member of the 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined me at his parent’s gym, Universal Gymnastics, located at 13439 SW 131st Street, Miami, Florida 33186.
After years of dedication and hard work, 20-year old Danell has a chance to make history and compete for multiple medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Danell is the defending World Champion on the parallel bars and his best event is the high bar.
I presented Danell with a City of Homestead Proclamation proclaiming July 27th – August 3rd, the first week of the 2012 Olympic Games, as Danell Leyva Week in Homestead. When the young hero returns from London, we will be formally recognizing him at our Council Meeting.
Good Luck, Danell!