SAL thanks the deputies, community, those who donate, and civic leaders who provide the resources necessary to allow SAL to serve the youth of San Mateo County. This unique partnership of community, law enforcement, and youth is making a difference in the lives of the youth and families we serve. Specifically, we'd like to thank the following groups we have partnered with: North Fair Oaks Council, Casa Circulo Cultural, Boy and Girls Club of the coast, ALAS, San Mateo Police PAL, Redwood City Police Department, RWCPAL, Coast Pride, Coast Hope, Puente, Redwood City Parks and Recreation, Redwood City School District, National Police Athletics/Activities League, and the Half Moon Bay School District.  

Thank you for your interest in spreading the word about Partners on San Mateo County Sheriff's Activities League.

Ways to Give

SAL depends on the talented deputies of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to fulfill our mission. We also count on a vast network of generous and civic leaders to provide the resources necessary to allow SAL to serve the youth of San Mateo County. It’s a unique partnership of community, law enforcement and youth that makes the SAL program successful in making a difference in the lives of the youth and families we serve. When you make a donation to SAL– whether it is of time, money, sponsorship or an in-kind gift – you change a child’s life.

Monthly Giving

Make a greater impact by making a monthly donation.


Honor and Memorial

Honor someone special with a donation in their name.


Planned Giving

Include the Sheriff’s Activities League in your estate planning.


Match Gift

Make a donation and have your company Match the gift.


SAL Awards


San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League Defying Gravity Awards

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.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League Youth of the Year Award

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.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League Deputy of the Year Award

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.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League Lifetime Achievement Award

The SAL Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for their commitment to youth, families and the communities of San Mateo County.

Award Winners

Alicia AguirreDefying Gravity Award, Individual
Pete LiebengoodDefying Gravity Award, Individual
Wells FargoDefying Gravity Award, Business
Javier AcostaDeputy of the Year
Lt. Victoria O'BrienDeputy of the Year
Odalys SonoquiYouth of the Year
Sheriff Greg MunksLifetime Achievement Award

Award Winners

Maria Diaz- SlocumDefying Gravity Award, Individual
Warren SlocumDefying Gravity Award, Individual
RecologyDefying Gravity Award, Business
CO Jerran HigginsDeputy of the Year
Beatriz LuisYouth of the Year

Award Winners

Ted HannigDefying Gravity Award, Individual
Rocket Fuel, Inc.Defying Gravity Award, Business
Stephanie VazquezYouth of the Year

Award Winners

Barry JoletteLoyalty Award
Connie PaniaguaLoyalty Award
Kaiser PermanenteRespect Award
Deputy Sheriff’s AssociationSheriff Greg Munks
Sheriff’s Award
Armando GarciaYouth of the Year
Deputy Gaby ChaghouriDeputy of the Year

Award Winners

Sister Christina, St. Francis CenterCompassion Award
Sequoia Healthcare DistrictLeadership Award


SAL would like to acknowledge and thank our current sponsors that support our programs and events:

Sustainable Invester

Sheriff’s Roundtable

Undersheriff's Partner

Captain's Partner

Lieutenant's Partner

Sergeant's Partner

Deputy's Partner

Impacting Lives


As with all of our programs, our volunteer opportunities are wide-ranging – not only in terms of the time commitment but in terms of the range of opportunities. The following list represents our current needs, but if you have something you’d like to do that is not listed here or just have questions about what may be involved, give us a call at: (650) 257-3408 Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Board of Directors
  • Coaches (coach any one of the many SAL afterschool sports or Activities League sports teams)
  • Event Volunteers (help with youth activities at a specific event)
  • Fundraising Volunteers (follow-up with prior donors, help with solicitation mailings)
  • Tutors (help with our Homework Club or after school tutoring programs)
  • Office Assistance (answer phones, collate handouts, create brochures, coordinate an event)
  • Other Sports Related Positions (soccer or street hockey referees, line referees, snack bar managers, snack bar treasurer, snack bar worker)
  • Program Assistant (assist one of our Program Leaders)
  • Program Leader (volunteer to offer a class or program to SAL youth, e.g., Art, Dance, etc.)

Thank you in advance for volunteering your personality, talents and time to one or more of our programs. Without people like you, San Mateo County SAL programs could not exist, nor could they have reached the longevity required in order to impact our community and its youth.