Presidential Honor

Volunteers from Nevada Receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Seven volunteers from Special Olympics Nevada have been recognized with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

The PVSA is the premier national volunteer service award and recognizes dedicated individuals who commit their time and energy to helping others and giving back to the community. Recipients are honored in gold, silver and bronze levels, based on accumulated service hours during a 12-month period.

Special Olympics Nevada honorees include:


  • Phil Brown


  • Lorie Beckstead
  • Whitney Mauck-Lassen
  • John Rapanos


  • Jamie Brown
  • Carrie Nyman
  • Tanja Ramociotti

Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate; an official pin, medallion or coin; and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. 


Special Olympics Nevada relies on more than 3,500 volunteers across the state each year in coaching, events, administration and more.  Learn how you can volunteer and make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes.

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