Sports Volunteer of the Month Award

International Volunteer Day


Pacific Western Bank in Santa Barbara

This monthly series is made possible by Pacific Western Bank


Presidio Sports and Pacific Western Bank have partnered to recognize important volunteer work in the local sports community. This monthly spotlight series is our way of thanking those that selflessly give themselves for the benefit of many. To all volunteers making a difference, we salute you.

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Buddy-Wolin---DPLLThe Hall of Fame-like numbers are in …

Thousands of games under this baseball belt! Even more lives touched.

And for Rick ‘Buddy’ Wolin — it’s the performance of a lifetime with the Dos Pueblos Little League (DPLL) — as its most-spirited fan … honorary coach … board director … and, of course, “Go-To-Rah-Rah-Guy.”

Adds up to one incredible stretch … An amazing 32 years, for those scoring at home.

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March, 2015: Rick “Buddy” Wolin of Dos Pueblos Little League
February, 2015: Santa Barbara Rugby Association
January, 2015: Paul Bradford, Elings Terrain Festival
October, 2014: Bill Rupp, Santa Barbara Veterans Marathon & Half
August, 2014: Micaela Velasquez, UCSB student-athlete leader
June, 2014: John Herzog, volunteer triathlon coach
April, 2014: Jerry Siegel, Special Olympics of Santa Barbara
January 2014: Christie Cooney & Lou Panizzon help endow future Warriors
November 2013: Leo Schumaker of “Leo’s Running & Racing”
September 2013: Parent volunteers raise money for SBHS Athletic Facilities
August 2013: Laurie Leighty
July 2013: Curtis Ridling
June 2013: Kent “Wojo” Wojciechoski
April 2013: Barney Berglund
March 2013: Daniel Giordani
February 2013: George Rempe
January 2013: Dan Brennan
December 2012: Nancy Eckert
November 2012: Matt Wagonhurst
October, 2012: John Maloney
September, 2012: Bill Swing
August, 2012: Annie Topete
July, 2012: MeLinda Matsumoto
June, 2012: Aaron Brown
May, 2012: Jeanie Purcell-Hill