GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — The city of Glendale is grieving this week as local 20-year old Levon Thomas was killed in an ATV accident overseas.
Thomas was killed while in Armenia as he was there to participate in the Pan-Armenian World Games.
He was born and raised in Glendale where he also worked as a lifeguard for the city at the Pacific Aquatic center.
Thomas was a Homenetmen soccer athlete who was representing the Western Region of the US at the 6th Pan-Armenian Games occurring now in Armenia.
The “Homenetmen” were founded by a group of Armenians in 1918 in order to unite all of the Armenian athletic groups.
According to their website, it is their mission to, “prepare exemplary and law abiding citizens by providing physical and health education, endowing the mind and soul with the finest spirit of sportsmanship, and developing and understanding of responsibility and honor as they strive for individual and collective excellence.”