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Introducing your 2021 San Diego Gulls Hometown Heroes!

Thank you to all fans who submitted nominations for our 2021 San Diego Gulls Hometown Hero initiative. In honor of those selected, the San Diego Gulls Foundation will make a $2,500 donation on behalf of each of our heroes to the local non-profit of their choice. 

Check back on May 14 and 28th to see our other two Hometown Heroes!

Michael Shaw - Executive Director, SoCalYES

Michael Shaw is a lifelong resident of Escondido, California, where he resides with his wife and two young children. He developed a passion for volunteer work at a young age, which carried on through his adult life. In 1993, at the age of 13, he was honored as Volunteer of the Year with the President’s Youth Service Award at California State University San Marcos and, later, the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

Additionally, he volunteered with several other organizations, including Palomar Continuing Care Center & Rehabilitation, Palomar Hospital Emergency Room, San Pasqual Volunteer Fire Department, Rady Children’s Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Michael is Founder and Executive Director of Southern California Youth Emergency Services where he continues his volunteer service to the community.


2020 Gulls Hometown Heroes: