Area 11 Volunteer Spotlight: Jay Jackson


The Greater Ft. Worth Area is blessed to have the BEST Volunteers to be found! All different types of talents and skills along with personalities come together to make our work just a little more enjoyable.

One individual who brings a special talent that puts a smile on the faces of athletes, families and other event volunteers is Jay Jackson. Jackson is known in Area 11 as our Music Man! At several events during the year, Jay loads up his SUV and brings out all sorts of electronic equipment, large speakers, cords, music libraries and most importantly a GREAT ATTITUDE! He will have our competitors rockin' out during breaks, singing the National Anthem before the event begins and playing music that actually motivates our athletes to play hard.

Most recently, Jackson has taken up the challenge of videotaping the events he attends which is definitely a labor of love! It's one thing to shoot the video...several hours per event, but it is really the icing on the cake when you see the editing and complementary music that he combines into a final production. He always shows our athletes and volunteers in the best possible light and makes everyone feel good about themselves and our SOTX Program. 

When he's not playing music or shooting video, you can find Jackson doing just about anything else that needs doing at an event...from water brigade duties to giving out awards, he is simply always there when we need him!  Thank You Jay!!!


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 or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;;