Volunteers often go under-recognized even though they are extremely important to the athletic community.
So important that many of the sporting events and organizations key to our lives wouldn’t be possible without those who donate their time to assist others.
This award is made possible by Pacific Western Bank.
This new 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 email@example.com.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OF MONTH: Daniel Giordani
For his demonstrated leadership commitment to the important mission of Special Olympics of Santa Barbra County as a student activist, ambassador, mentor and community visionary, Daniel Giordani, an 18 year-old Dos Pueblos senior, is named our latest local sports Volunteer of the Month.
Since enrolling at DP two years ago after being home-schooled, Giordani has quickly had a ‘high octane’ impact in launching the school’s on-campus Special Olympics Club and in breaking down perceived barriers community-wide in promoting the abilities of Special Olympians through its first two (don’t use the) “R-Word” Campaigns. Finally, in recently serving as a ambassador and mentor representing Special Olympics of Southern California and the United States at the 2013 World Games in Korea.
It all comes with a rare blend of youthful exuberance and seasoning well beyond his years …
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