Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) is pleased to announce Tim Hartley of Pasadena as this yearâ€™s recipient of the Michael W. Harahan Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award for the Pasadena Area.
This award honors volunteersâ€™ accomplishments within SOSC, as well as their hard work and dedication to help Special Olympics athletes succeed and reach their goals.
Hartley serves as a coach for soccer as well as aquatics and has been a part of SOSC for four years. Throughout his time with SOSC, Hartley has participated in several events, including serving as a member of the SOSC Pasadena Area Tournament Committee and Planning Committee.
With a family and career Hartley makes time to go to every practice, meet and tournament. According to Pasadena Area staff, he is motivated by his desire to teach his son the meaning of acceptance. He is always ready to listen, converse, coach, and encourage the athletes he coaches.
The Michael W. Harahan Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award has been recognizing volunteers that go above and beyond since 1999, through funding provided by the Simmons-Balser Foundation. The award is presented to stand-out individuals from each Special Olympics Southern California regional program and recipients are selected by their peers.