Frank Zielinski - Area Coordinator and Head Golf Coach
Frank Zielinski has been involved with Special Olympics for 22 years with his son Timothy. 32 years old with Down Syndrome, Tim began playing golf in the Virginia Beach Special Olympics program more than 15 years ago. He also participated in the power lifting program.
Residing in Suffolk now for over 10 years, a small business owner, Frank has been active in Special Olympics Area 29 initially as a golf partner and more recently as the head golf coach. This past summer Frank took over as Area 29 Coordinator and is actively recruiting local businesses to help Area 29 to grow.
Frank’s active recruitment of new athletes and volunteers is essential if Area 29 is to succeed and move forward.
Frank Zielinski 757-567-4123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Smith - Area Chair/Medical Coordinator/Event Coordinator/Bowling Coach/Volleyball Coach
Patricia Smith resides in Franklin, Virginia. She has a son, Ethan, who is 19 years old and autistic. Pat and Ethan have been involved in Special Olympics for 8 years. Pat started volunteering/coaching when Ethan started participating. She also serves as the area chair and head of delegation for Suffolk Area 29. This position requires her to register all athletes for competitions and tournaments and the State and Fall games. HOD duties include, but are not limited to, filling out housing (hotel) forms for athletes, coaches, chaperons attending. She also manages our athlete’s medical certificates making sure they are kept up to date. Pat coaches bowling, aquatics skills and helps with volleyball.
Special Olympics has many guidelines and requirements in place to protect athletes and volunteers as they work together and compete. Pat spends many hours keeping Suffolk Area 29 organized and in compliance with all guidelines.
Pat Smith 757-630-8919 email@example.com
Diann Holt -Treasurer/Tennis Coach
Over the last ten years, Diann Holt has been involved in Special Olympics. It all started when Special Olympics came to the City of Suffolk, and her son, Spencer, had a chance to participate. Initially she served as a volunteer for the swim program to encourage her son in swimming. Then, later as Spencer migrated to tennis, Diann ended up being the tennis coach for a time.
Diann Holt- 757-620-9644 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saul Godinez- Volunteer Coordinator
I wanted to help/assist an organization that provides an opportunity for my son (and others) that otherwise might not be available. After two and a half decades of service in the military I felt it was time to give back to the local community. As a child I recall the brief time my sister spent in/with Texas Special Olympics and reinforces why I coach/volunteer.