Assemblyman Frazier honored by Special Olympics Northern California as Volunteer of the Year

Assemblymember Jim Frazier 2016On Friday, June 24, 2016, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D–Oakley) received the Volunteer of the Year award from Special Olympics Northern California.

“I am honored to receive this award from such an inspiring organization. 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,” stated Frazier. “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 $1,000,000 in the budget to expand the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools.

“Volunteers are essential to the success 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,” said David Solo, President and CEO of Special Olympics Northern California. “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.

Included in that figure are 9,385 special education student-athletes who have Special Olympics in the classroom through our Schools Partnership Program. Special Olympics requires the extraordinary support and time of 20,000 volunteers and volunteer coaches.

Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Northern California, visit

Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.

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2 Comments to “Assemblyman Frazier honored by Special Olympics Northern California as Volunteer of the Year”

  1. Dave says:

    Why is it, that Jim has no problem supporting Special Olympics, and, as a result, receiving an award from them, when he introduced (on his own-with the help of absolutely no co sponsors whatsoever) AB-2855, a Bill set to damage the donation reporting and expense structure of every Non Profit Organization in the State of California.

    It was the outcry of Cal Non Profits, all 700 organizations, big and small, which ultimately took down AB-2855. 700/1…those are some pretty strong odds to overcome. More Important than receiving the support of Special Olympics, is actually being involved in Special Olympics. In 1979, the University I attended, SUNY Brockport, in Upstate New York, hosting the International Summer Special Olympics. My family and I were honored to be involved in doing what we could to participate in that 5 day event. Today, remnants of those games 36 years ago, still exist on campus….and the symbols are as powerful today, as they were then.

    My point is this. Stop being the Hillary Clinton-like hypocrite; If you are going to introduce a Bill to go after the finance reporting structure of every Non Profit in California, (including your Ex Wife’s well meaning organization) You should really turn down awards given to you, by one of the best and most well organized NPO’s in the world!

  2. Ann says:

    Dave, For someone who is new to California, even by your own accounts, who does not have the support of his own party for the General Election, someone who is not connected or established within the community nor made any effort to become involved within Assembly District 11. I am astounded by you lashing out at a man who continues to give to his hometown communities. You represent everything that is wrong with this country’s political dynamics. One of the worse things during this electoral season is witnesses the mudslinging and candidates who have no platforms of their own to stand upon. How about celebrating an accomplishment? How about forgoing the use of personal attacks? How about following the Golden Rule and if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. I, for one, would like to congratulate Assemblymember Frazier on this accomplishment and hope he continues his fine work for all of us.

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