Special Olympics-Collier County receives 2017 Diamond Volunteer Award from Kelly E. Capolino

Special Olympics Florida-Collier County became the 25th charitable organization to be honored as a Diamond Volunteer award winner. Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and philanthropist, is the founder and creator of the annual Diamond Volunteer Awards program.

A select group of volunteers and board members from Special Olympics were treated to a cocktail reception and 2017 Diamond Volunteer award ceremony on April 24, 2017.

The reception recognized some of Special Olympics dedicated volunteers and praised their hard work, countless volunteer hours, and their willingness to be ambassadors for the organization’s mission. Capolino presented the Diamond Volunteer framed award to David McKenzie, Special Olympics County Director.

The group was selected from among many applicants for their valuable contributions they make in the lives of individuals with disabilities. The Special Olympics is dedicated to helping make a difference, and by offering children and adults a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Capolino, local award-winning real estate professional with Downing-Frye Realty, founded the award program in 2009 with the first awards presented in 2010. Each year groups are chosen based on their exceptional volunteer dedication and the positive influence that they make in the lives of others.

For more information, Kelly Capolino may be reached at 239-877-6700 or Kelly@Naples.net

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.