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San Diego Pride Names Options For All as Volunteer Community Partner of the Year, 2020

San Diego CA— San Diego Pride has awarded Options For All (OFA) its inaugural Volunteer Community Partner of the Year Award.  OFA is a nonprofit organization which gives people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities more options for living their lives to the fullest.

According to Fernando Z. López, Executive Director of San Diego Pride, “The Film and Media program at Options For All was a perfect fit for all Pride had to accomplish in 2020. The students and graduates of the program are incredible. They were able to step in and support Pride’s efforts by editing nearly 100 videos from community members and partners to be included in the Pride Live event.”

They added, “San Diego Pride has seen remarkable growth in the last couple of years and in 2019 nearly 800 Pride Family volunteers came out for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. While relatively large, the event always feels like a family picnic.  Community volunteers bring their family members to enjoy music, children’s games, goodie bags, door prizes, speakers, awards, and, of course, my dad cooking on the grill.”

“We’re truly honored to receive this distinguished recognition,” said Ken Barnes, CEO of Options For All.  “San Diego Pride represents a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and respect for all members of our community. We share those same values, which is why we love our partnership with San Diego Pride.”