This is Odalys. While growing up Odalys felt alone and unwanted. Her mother was involved with drugs and drank at night and her father had moved to Mexico because of gang involvement. Odalys remembers the many nights she had to take care of her younger sister because her mother had left to do drugs and party. One night, Odalys had enough and called her grandfather in Half Moon Bay to come get her.
While living with her grandfather, Odalys began hanging around with the wrong people. She did not care about school and believed she did not have a good future. She also came to dislike law enforcement.
That all started to change 3 years ago when Odalys met Deputy Shawn Chase who encouraged her to do better. She did not trust him at rst. Shawn continued to encourage her and talked her into joining the Sheriff’s Activities League Empowering Young Women’s Program along with a lot of her friends.
"It was one of the best decisions I have made. I have learned how to be a leader and give to others. I also learned that life is about choices, if I make good choices I will have a good life." Last year Odalys was able to travel with the group to Washington DC and to the Teen Leadership Conference in Anaheim. "Both experiences were life changing; I have learned how big the world is and how many opportunities are available for me."
Odalys has become a leader and her grades are the best they have ever been. She is planning to attend college and has already received scholarships from multiple parties.
Please know that 100% of your gift has helped Odalys and continues to help others like her.
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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League will present its dinner event on Thursday, Oct. 20th at 5:00. The Food Wine & Heroes evening will take place at the Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway in Redwood City. The proceeds from this evening will support SAL’s delinquency prevention programs in San Mateo County.
Come and join our evening of great food and entertainment. SAL will be honoring Wells Fargo Bank, Pete Liebengood and Alicia Aguirre and a special Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Greg Munks.
Our host for the evening will be Bob Sarlatte, nationally known commercial actor, radio and TV personality and speaker. The evening will close with Johnny Steele, comedian, talk show host and acclaimed actor.
Every day the Sheriff's Activities League works with youth in San Mateo County to reduce juvenile delinquency, thereby reducing the number of gang members and future crime in San Mateo Co. They do this by providing them with an array of valuable tools and resources, such as anti-bullying programs, tutoring, mentoring, sports, SAL Healthy Kids, community service projects and many other programs. These tools allow our youth to become responsible citizens, graduate from high school and have a greater chance for success in life.
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Place your winning bid for one of three great packages from the 2015 Cioppino & Heroes Dinner Night auction. The proceeds from this auction will go towards our youth gang prevention programs.
- Package #1 –Golden State Warriors Suite – 11/14 Game Warriors vs. Brooklyn 7:30pm
- 20 tickets + 4 VIP parking passes. 2015 NBA Champions. Value: $10,000
- Package #2 – Puerto Valleta Seven Night Get-A-way Value $ 2,800
- Package #3– Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Me A Boat Value $3,000
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On Thursday, October 22nd, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) will be hosting our Cioppino Dinner & Heroes Night event at the SportsHouse in Redwood City, Ca. The proceeds from this event will go towards our youth gang prevention programs. We plan on selling out to this 300+ person event.
The theme this year, Champions for Children, will showcase athletes, like Dana Stubblefield former SF 49er, telling their stories as it relates to youth and community.
SAL will honor Recology with the " Defying Gravity” Business Award. Supervisor Warren Slocum and Maria Diaz-Slocum will receive the Individual Defying Gravity Award. SAL will also honor Correctional Officer, Jerran Higgins, for his courage and giving of himself to help a child overcome a life threatening illness.
These awards recognize outstanding individuals or businesses who have gone above and beyond.
Through their contributions and involvement, they have made so many differences in many lives, not only to the Sheriff’s Activities League but other local organizations and causes.
Dinner will be provided by The Fish Market; there will be great raffle prizes, silent auction and a fun “live auction” on stage. For more information about the event or how to purchase tickets, please contact Gigi Carter email@example.com 650-257-3408.
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SAL will be kicking off their 3rd Annual Community Support Campaign on March 19th. Over 50 volunteers will “tell the story” of the great things SAL is doing for youth and families in our community to fellow supporters to raise funds for programs that serve over 3,000 youth.
For more information on the campaign or how to become involved contact Gigi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff's Activities League Summer Newsletter
2014 Cioppino Dinner & Heroes Night event
On Thursday, October 16th the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League will be hosting our Cioppino Dinner & Heroes Night event. The SAL “Defying Gravity Award for an individual will be awarded to Ted Hannig. The SAL “Defying Gravity Award” for a business will be awarded to Rocketfuel, Inc. The proceeds from this event will go towards our youth gang prevention programs. We plan on selling out to this 300+ person event. Our Keynote Speaker will be Tara VanDerveer, Stanford's Women's Basketball Coach.
With your help, we can do amazing things. And without your help, we can’t. Your involvement and contribution will help us provide the funding needed to continue our direct services to 3,000 youth and families who are at risk of becoming prey to bad influences and a lifestyle that could have a destructive outcome.
The Cioppino cooked fresh by The Fish Market is amazing, Gasparini & Beals Vineyards will be donating the wine , but most importantly the cause is what matters. Hope you can join us!
For more information contact: Gigi Carter email@example.com 650-257-3408