Volunteer Spotlight - Kathy Harvel


 Kathy Harvel having some fun with the local media at Spring Games.

Games Manager, Competition Director, Training Manager, GMS6 Facilitator, State Competition Director and All Around Super Woman…what do these titles have in common?  They can all be used to describe Greater Ft. Worth Area’s Kathy Harvel. 

If you wanted to make up a name for her it would be “our little energizer bunny”!  She simply never quits!  Even though she actually works for a living with the Federal Government, she knows how to keep her priorities straight! 

Yes, Kathy proves to everyone in Area 11 – Fort Worth that Special Olympics’ activities are her passion and motivation.  So much so that she has her son, Matt, learning the “family business” and performing Key Volunteer duties for us. 

She is loved by athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers and of course the Area 11 staff!  I cannot think of an area of our program that doesn’t have her fingerprints on it and none that have not benefitted from her watchful eye. 

Kathy has been with SOTX as a Key Volunteer for nearly fifteen years now and is known statewide as a “can do” supporter of the program.  She has been highlighted in the local community for her volunteer work with SOTX, received Volunteer of the Year awards, served as the Chairwoman of the Area Sports Management Team and even helped roll out the new GMS6 platform statewide.  Area 11 loves dynamite that comes in “small” packages!  Thank You Kathy!!!

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.