Volunteer Spotlight - Lee Ann and Jimmy Cannon


If it’s true that “…trucks move America” then in the case of the Area 11 Program, it’s the Truck of Lee Ann and Jimmy Cannon that moves all of the equipment necessary to host our Area Competitions!

Whether the gear can fit into the bed of a car or truck, whether the equipment is so heavy that it takes the use of a flatbed trailer or whether we’ll be on the competition site for multiple days requiring the full Area 11 equipment trailer to be used, the athletes, volunteers and staff of the Greater Ft. Worth operation can count on the Cannons. Many times the nature of our events requires an arrival at the venue before the sun comes up and they are usually the first to arrive!

Lee Ann wears the title of Area Support Services Coordinator, which also means that she has accepted responsibility for keeping our equipment in good working condition, our off-site storage facility clean and orderly (with Jimmy’s help) and also manages to find time to control the medals awarded to our athletes. When she isn’t doing all this, she can be found at nearly every one of our events throughout the year helping to organize and manage the competition.

Jimmy isn’t far behind playing a huge role at several events, including Spring Games! Where would Area 11 be without the dedication of Lee Ann and Jimmy??? Probably stuck in the mud! A BIG THANK YOU to Lee Ann and Jimmy…and their truck!

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