Volunteer Spotlight - Antonio Rodriguez


Antonio Rodriguez (aka ARod) has been volunteering with Special Olympics Texas – Greater El Paso area for over three years. In addition to his role as a volunteer, he also coaches athletics and basketball. 

His coaching duties extend beyond Special Olympics athletes as he’s also a football coach for his high school and instills his passion for people with intellectual disabilities to all his students. Outside of coaching Antonio serves as an Adaptive P.E. teacher in the Ysleta Independent School District, and is the Meet in the Middle facilitator at his school. 

Antonio makes every effort possible to promote inclusion at his school, whether it’s through Meet in the Middle or in his Adaptive P.E. class.  It’s his passion for Special Olympics that is so prevalent in all that he does which is why he is our first volunteer spotlight.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.