Presidential Honor

Volunteers from Northern California Receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Nearly a dozen volunteers from Special Olympics Northern California have been recognized with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

The PVSA is the premier national volunteer service award and recognizes dedicated individuals who commit their time and energy to helping others and giving back to the community. Recipients are honored in gold, silver and bronze levels, based on accumulated service hours during a 12-month period.

Special Olympics Northern California honorees include:


  • Heather Bond
  • Robert Buckman
  • Dave DeCheney
  • T.J. Fetters
  • Jessica Reynolds
  • Cathy Saderlund
  • Jonathan Sparks
  • John Wray
  • Gary McNamare


  • Leigh Mosconi


  • Gracia Heitzman
  • Dee Fricks
  • Tami Wilson
  • Tina Keyser

Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate; an official pin, medallion or coin; and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. 

Special Olympics Northern California relies on more than 20,000 volunteers across the state each year in coaching, events, administration and more.  Learn how you can volunteer and make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes.

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