Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors presented Five-Time World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero with a Proclamation on May 24, 2011 in recognition of his commitment to giving back to the community by raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and being a positive youth role model.
Wasserman commented, "Today, we recognize boxing champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero for serving as a role model for youth and giving back to the community. Robert is an inspiration to us all and I thank him for coming to receive this Proclamation from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors."
"First thing I want to do is thank God because all this would not be possible without him," said Guerrero. "Being a professional athlete, I believe it's my obligation to give back to the community and that's what I'm going to continue to do. I love boxing and it's my passion, but the most important thing is family and that's why I stepped away to be by my wife when she was ill. I'm going to bring as much awareness to the bone marrow registry. People say its tough being a boxer, but its nothing compared to what a cancer patient has to go through. I want to thank everyone...it truly is an honor to be getting this award."
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer commended Guerrero stating, "Robert Guerrero exemplifies the true meaning of a professional athlete. He is an inspiration to people of all ages not only for his accomplishments in the ring, but also outside the ring with his commitment to community outreach. On behalf of Golden Boy Promotions we want to congratulate Robert and applaud him for giving back to his community and receiving this honor from Santa Clara County."