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Volunteer of the Year for Special Needs – Linda Barker

Linda Barker has been a volunteer for Torrance Special Needs Sports and Special Olympics for 7 years.  Linda coaches basketball, bocce, softball, swimming and tennis.  She is a regular overnight chaperone for our Special Olympics Summer Games delegation.

Linda’s involvement in coaching multiple sports shows her great commitment to the Special Needs program, but additional recognition should be given to Linda for forming a coed softball team made up of special needs athletes and their peer partners.  This team competes in the City of Torrance Adult Coed Softball Leagues.  During the last season, this team had great success competing and almost made the playoffs.

Linda Barker pictured with Mayor Frank Scotto at the City Council Meeting celebrating National Volunteer Week on April 17, 2012.

Thank you, Linda, for all that you do!