Making Waves Award
Everything we do, even the slightest thing, can have a ripple effect. When what we do has passion and conviction, the ripples can become waves. Waves can affect everything in their path. We can all start a ripple, become a wave, and travel great distances to touch the most distant of shores. This annual award recognizes and honors those who have made waves by influencing and impacting the OC Marathon or others because of the the OC Marathon.
CLASS OF 2018
Al and Cindy Stokke
CLASS OF 2017
Andrea Casella Kooiman
Class of 2016
The former chairman of the Orange County Republican Party is one of the founders of OC Marathon and serves on its board. The Huntington Beach resident was instrumental in bringing together community, business and political leaders to create the event.
William "Bill" Scarf:
Scarf's induction was posthumous. He died of cancer in 2014 at 56. Scarff was an enthusiastic OC Marathon supporter and ran every race until he got sick. Scarff, an attorney, worked at Allergan, one of the marathon's past sponsors. He lived in Laguna Niguel.
Steven and Alison Robert- Team Jake:
The Roberts participate in the OC Marathon to honor their son Jake, who was born with cerebral palsy and died in 2006 at age 4, hours after Steven (father) completed the event. Funds go to the Tustin-based OM Foundation, serving children with disabilities. The former Yorba Linda residents live in Texas.