Earlier today Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with friends and family of gymnast John Orozco, hosted a welcome home lunch for the Bronx Olympian.
The special lunch honored the 19-year-old for being a true inspiration for countless Bronxites, representing Bronx and the U.S. at the London Summer Olympic games.
“John shows that a young man from the Bronx and that a young man from a Latino family can, not only take up the sport of gymnastics, but excel to the heights at which he has,” Diaz Jr. said.
In honor of the Harding Park native, Borough President Diaz proclaimed the day as, “John Orozco Day” in Bronx.
The dinner took place at Sabrosura Restaurant at 1200 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 around 12:30 p.m.