Assemblymember Jim Frazier honored by Special Olympics Northern California

Originally published in on June 29, 2016
Assemblymember Jim Frazier honored by Special Olympics Northern California
Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has received the Volunteer of the Year award from Special Olympics Northern California.
“I am honored to receive this award from such an inspiring organization,” said Frazier. “As a volunteer at the summer games, each year I witness the confidence, self-esteem and dignity instilled in the athletes who have the opportunity to shine and showcase their talents. Knowing how much they look forward to this event and seeing the smiles on their faces is reward enough for me. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Special Olympics Northern California to expand possibilities for the athletes of the future.”
Frazier has volunteered at the summer games for the past 12 years. This year, he is carrying legislation, AB 2371, to help maximize opportunities for people to make donations supporting the Special Olympics. Frazier also worked to secure $1 million in the budget to expand the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools.
“Volunteers are essential to the success of Special Olympics Northern California,” said David Solo, president and CEO of Special Olympics Northern California. “This year, we chose to honor Assemblymember Jim Frazier as Special Olympics Northern California’s Volunteer of the Year. The time and dedication Assemblymember Frazier and his staff have shown year after year, as volunteers at Summer Games, is extraordinary. We thank Assemblymember Frazier for believing in the abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities and the importance that Special Olympics can have on their lives.”
Special Olympics Northern California is a free, year-round, sports-training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are 19,940 athletes who compete in 198 competitions throughout the region in 12 sports.
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