The "Defying Gravity Awards" are awarded to one individual and one business each year that go above and beyond. In the world, stars defy gravity and on the earth, our award winners defy gravity by going above and beyond any limits that have been set to make a difference in lives of others. These awardees give back to the Sheriff’s Activities League and the community as a whole making them our stars that truly defy gravity.
The SAL Youth of the Year award is awarded to a SAL Participant/Alumni that exemplify the successes of their life while being a SAL member.
The SAL Deputy of the Year award recognizes outstanding community service by a Deputy or CO over and above what is required as part of their normal duties and functions.
The SAL Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for their commitment to youth, families and the communities of San Mateo County.