Vivian Stancil Olympian Foundation

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside Human Relations Commission will honor residents whose outstanding volunteer service has benefited the community at the Riverside Heroes Awards.


In 2013, nine outstanding Riversiders were honored with a Heroes award for impacting Riverside in a variety of ways.

“The Riverside Heroes represent our community’s social capital,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “They have given selflessly of their time for the well-being of the community. By their efforts, they have enhanced and enriched Riverside. They are why Riverside is the best place to live, work, study, play and raise a family.


Nominees for the award must be Riverside residents of any age whose volunteer activities have been

performed in the City of Riverside and within the last year. The service work on which nominations

are based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay, and the volunteer activities

must have benefited the community in some way. No elected officials, groups, or organizations may be

nominated and self-nominations are ineligible for consideration.

Last Years Event 2014

The 2014 Vivian Stancil Olympian Foundation Gala was a real success with celebrities and dignitaries and of course dozens of community leaders along with the most stimulating entertainment provided by Heart and Soul Troupe and Grupo Folklorico Maya. Here is a list of some of the personalities that attended the event:

Guest Speaker, Erich Nalls former NFL San Francisco 49er and Founder of Ultimate Transformations Training and author of “21 days to Ultimate Health and Wellness”
Master of Ceremonies, Athletic Director of RCC Derrick Johnson
City of Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey
City of Riverside Councilmen Andy Melendez
Representatives from the Office of Assembly Member 61st District Jose Medina
Rose Mays of County of Riverside Fair Housing
Jennifer Blakely of “The Group”
Terri Akens Riverside Community Health Foundation
Uptown Kiwanis Club
Lezlie Bernal of Courageous Pathways
Police Commissioner, Mrs. Dale Roberts
Smile Seekers, Riverside
My Butterfly House, Inland Empire
Knit and Stitch Club, Inland Empire
Harold Ross
Grecian Williams, CPA
June  & Joe Nilan
And a host of family and friends from all over Southern California…

And a Special “Thank You” to The Canyon Crest Country Club, Lizzy Mae Cure,  Derrell Thomas of the Derrell Thomas Foundation, Canyon Crest Athletic Club, Harold Fournay Basketball Legend, The Spa at Canyon Crest, Angelica's Florist and Gifts, Canyon Crest Winery, Riverside Community Parks Association, RDG Consultants, Not Just Bread Alone, Create Yours Truly, Pasadena Community Foundation, Sandra Stokley of the Press-Enterprise, Sam James Photography, James Dudley, Janet Green RCC Trustee, Rutha Eastland, Anne Peak, Virgil Chancy, Pastor Anthony Richardson and Family, Riverside County Regional Medical Foundation...

Vivian wishes to let you all who attended or supported this worth while cause to keep individuals healthy both young and old; is genuinely appreciated and cherished in her heart.