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Discovery All Stars leader wins Molina award

Carl Gayle is a very busy man taking care of his Discovery All-Stars program.

Whether it’s participating in basketball tournaments or taking the team to track & field events, Carl is there for his team every step of the way.

Now Carl is being recognized for his hard work as one of the winners of the Molina Healthcare Community Champion Award.

Discovery All Stars leader Carl Gayle wins the Molina Community Champion Award.
Sindy Ausmer surprises Discovery All Stars leader Carl Gayle.
Sindy Ausmer surprises Discovery All Stars leader Carl Gayle.

Nominees for the Community Champion Award were individuals whose community contributions, achievements and qualities outside of his/her salaried job qualified him/her for consideration. These included examples of the nominee’s community contributions such as specific projects, events, donations, volunteer work, and any other service he/she provided to the community outside of his/her salaried job.

It also included the results or influence of the nominee’s activities and any other contributions the individual helped improve the quality of life in the community.

Discovery All Stars leader Carl Gayle and Sindy Ausmer of Molina Healthcare.
Discovery All Stars grant writer Kathy Yano, who nominated Carl Gayle for the award.

Carl began the Discovery All Stars program in 2008 to provide important social and peer opportunities and a community environment for many teens and adults with special needs to enjoy recreational activities while developing life skills. Individuals in the program participate in track & field, basketball, bowling, and more. The program became a certified non-profit in 2011.

Carl worked on the Discovery All Stars program separate from his full time position with the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation.

Kathy Yano, a grant writer who works with the program, nominated Carl for the Molina Community Champions Award.

Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Very Inspirational People Games – Track & Field event 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Very Inspirational People Games – Track & Field event 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Very Inspirational People Games – Track & Field event 2013 at Sacramento State.
Carl Gayle and the Discovery All Stars at the Very Inspirational People Games – Track & Field event 2013 at Sacramento State.

The Molina Community Champions Award was established to honor the memory of our founder Dr. C. David Molina. Dr. Molina believed in community partners working together to create programs that would help care for those in need.

Carl will be presented with his award and $1,000 check at a reception on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

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