July 16, 2018 | Updated: January 29, 2019

Heart of Texas Area athlete Ray Bottoms is a member of the Belton Blazers and competes in several sports every year. But he also has been busy as a maintenance worker for the City of Belton for the past 21 years. Recently, Ray was honored at a retirement party for his years of service being recognized by the former and current mayors of Belton. The party was held at First Baptist Church of Belton where Ray is a member and volunteer for many of the church’s activities. His pastor describes him as “very friendly with lots of spirit, you fall in love with him when you first meet him.” Ray has gained recognition all over town and has even earned the nickname “Mr. Belton.” Even though Ray won’t be working his day job anymore, he still will continue volunteering at church, attending community events – especially University of Mary Hardin Baylor football games, and upcoming SOTX sports competitions. Congratulations Ray!

Most Recent Articles

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® Expected to Expand Rapidly in 2020

11/25/2019
The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is expanding across the state of Texas in 2020!

...Read more

Hendrickson High School Makes 2019 Top 5 ESPN Honor Roll

9/10/2019
ESPN recently reviewed the top 5 exemplary schools as part of the Special Olympics UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS® National Recognition Program.

...Read more

Special Olympics Texas Unified Sports® Soccer Program (The Hunt Family & FC Dallas)

8/26/2019
Thank you to The Hunt Family and FC Dallas for supporting the Unified Sports® Soccer Program at Special Olympics Texas! We wrapped up a great season this past Sunday, August 25th. We would like to thank the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas for sponsoring both teams: And a thank-you to 76 for sponsoring Dynamo. Global Life and Advocare sponsored FC Dallas and the Hunt Family for their support of the MLS Unified Sports® Soccer team. We couldn't make all this happen without you. We will see you on the field!

...Read more