Area 2 Volunteer Spotlight: Ricardo Escamilla Sr.


Ricardo Escamilla Sr. has been involved in SOTX for more than 30 years. He started out volunteering for his son’s team when he was in school and when he retired, Escamilla became a full-time volunteer in the Area 2 office.

Escamilla has also taken the time to become a certified coach for the Dragons of Corpus Christi. He is certified in five sports: Flag Football, Golf, Tennis Bowling, Athletics and Unified Sports.  He is a member of the Area Sports Management Team and a member of the Families Committee.  Depending on his schedule, Escamilla volunteers a minimum of two days a week in the office, sometimes up to four times.  He helps keep the storage areas clean and orderly and makes sure the storage area in the office is kept orderly as well. 

Escamilla is instrumental in the sales of our souvenirs and has taken upon himself to build shelving and find ways of organizing the souvenir items. Those improvements have helped significantly improve the overall sales of souvenirs for Area 2. He is diligent in his efforts and is always available when needed most. “We appreciate everything Mr. Escamilla does not only for Area 02 for but for all the athletes as well,” said Area 2 Director Alice Fulton-Garza.  “A HUGE thank you to Mr. Escamilla!!”

About Special Olympics Texas
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