Team Frazier tradition: volunteering at Special Olympics

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Every summer since Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) has served in the State Assembly, his district and Capitol staff – Team Frazier – has volunteered at the annual Summer Special Olympics. This year is no exception, Team Frazier will help with the tennis competition on Saturday, June 22 at UC Davis.

“My staff looks forward to this every year,” said Frazier, who has volunteered at the Special Olympics for 15 years running. “It’s such a rewarding experience for the athletes and for those who volunteer. The athletes have an opportunity to showcase their talents and expand their lives. The Special Olympics is an amazing organization. The annual Northern California summer games draw athletes from all over the region to compete in a variety of sports.”

Frazier is a past recipient of the Special Olympics Northern California’s Volunteer of the Year Award. He has authored legislation to help fund the Special Olympics and has helped secure millions of dollars in funding in the state budget for the organization.

Frazier also has an internship program for Special Olympics athletes at his Capitol office. In the past year and a half, five athletes have completed internships.

At the tennis competition, Team Frazier volunteers will retrieve balls, keep score and assist athletes to ensure all they all have the opportunity to complete all seven skills events.

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Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which encompasses a large cross section of the Delta in Central Solano, Eastern Contra Costa and Southern Sacramento counties, and 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.

CONTACT:   Andrew Bird (916) 319-2011 Andrew.Bird@asm.ca.gov