Lauren Walsh is an outstanding coach in Special Olympics Sonoma County.
One day, several years ago. A young teenager joined us on the Softball field. She explained that Heather Bond, (Coach for 19 years) had told her that she could volunteer for softball for Special Olympics Sonoma County to become a Coach. She also told us she had just graduated from the Seventh Grade.
Amy Lee is a head coach for the Hayward Hurricanes in Alameda County. She not only works with athletes and other coaches to teach success on the playing field, but also off the playing field. She works with athletes to teach responsibility and independence and sets high expectations which ultimately help lead to success in life. She truly sets a “Training for Life” model.
In 2011, Jon Froomin did his usual thing…help in every way possible. You might not notice Jon at events because he is usually in the background setting up for the competitions. After all of the set up is done, he then moves on to the next assignment which is usually being a court manager, track setter or one of my favorites, emcee for Opening Ceremonies.
It is with great pleasure that we present Nichole Ellis with the Volunteer of the Year Award in the Sports Category. Over the past year, Nichole has been the most reliable and active member of the Special Olympics North East Region's growing Games Management Team base.
In 2010, Nichole volunteered as a member of the Games Management Team for the following events: NE Basketball Regional, NE Bocce Regional, NE Track & Field Competition, NE Softball Regional. She also volunteered as GMT at Summer Games Aquatics for the duration of the event.