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.

Feel free to email worthy candidates for Volunteer of the Month to:


Bill Rupp

Bill Rupp

Bill Rupp, The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon doesn’t know what life is like without loyal volunteer Bill Rupp. The Goleta Course Supervisor has been a dedicated supporter of the race since its inception in 2009.
Officially the Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon, volunteers are the lifeblood of one of Santa Barbara’s largest annual sporting events.

With Rupp in charge of communication, recruitment and supervision in Goleta, the race always runs smoothly. Rupp decided to get involved after being recruited by Patsy Dorsey, a team captain, and Anita Ho, a volunteer recruiter who were involved with creating the marathon with Dan Campbell and Rusty and June Snow.

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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