Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

 Julie Cesena - Santa Clara County 

 

Julie has been a long time head coach in Santa Clara County. She coaches tennis, floor hockey, soccer and basketball. She is a great coach who interacts well with athletes. She is a joy to work with and represents our organization well. Athletes and parents alike enjoy having Julie as a head coach. Julie coaches our one soccer site in Santa Clara County, which can be a challenge at times do to the number of athletes at her site.

 

Announcement of winners made at the 2013 Summer Games!

Linda Guild started with Humboldt County Office of Education in January of 1999 as the Adapted Physical Education Specialist.  While working in the classroom, she earned her moderate-Severe Education Specialist Credential. Linda had worked with many of our athletes prior to her direct involvement with Humboldt County Special Olympics.  

 

Announcement of winners made at the 2013 Summer Games!

Breanna is the younger sister of our athlete JJ Smith.  Breanna has logged in over 150 volunteer hours with Humboldt County Special Olympics.  She is an active coach in basketball, bocce ball, aquatics, softball and bowling.   Breanna has incredible leadership skills and is well respected by all of our athletes and coaches.  Breanna is a very responsible young lady.  Not only does she help coach, but she helps organizes the team travel to the Regional Tournaments and is our official photographer.  There is no job that Breanna will not do, when called upon.

Announcement of winners made at the 2013 Summer Games!

In 2012 Luke and Lindsay helped with the Pleasanton Basketball Regional Competition, formed a team for the Polar Plunge, coordinated volunteers for the Martinez Bocce Competition, worked as a member of the Games Management for the San Jose Spring Games, helped with Summer Games pre-planning in the San Jose Office, served as a member of the Games Management Team for Summer Games, beat the heat at the Walnut Creek Softball Regional Competition, flexed their way through the San Jose Powerlifting Regional Competition, kicked grass at the San Jose Soccer Regional Competition, recruited for the C

Announcement of winners made at the 2013 Summer Games!

It was an absolute pleasure to nominate Kristin for Volunteer Coach and we are delighted that he was selected as the 2012 Volunteer of the Year in the Coach Category.     He has a dynamic spirit, positive coaching style and his general enthusiasm for life are contagious to all those around him.

 

Announcement of winners made at the 2013 Summer Games!

Shelly Thomas is the Marketing Coordinator for Flyers Energy, a SONC Annual Partner since 1998.  The Fueling the Flame campaign held quarterly falls under our partnership and raises six figures annually ($1.5M since 1998).    Shelly is instrumental in making this happen and getting each of her stores on board to fundraise for SONC.  But, it is the fundraising Shelly does in addition to the partnership that made her a great selection for the Volunteer of the Year – Development.   

 

Meet Lauren Walsh

 

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.

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