Area 21 Volunteer Spotlight: Juan Salazar


Juan Salazar is a soft-spoken caring individual whose calm demeanor, warm sense of humor and reliability have been in evidence for more than ten years as he has dedicated himself to the athletic training and personal development of individuals with disabilities in the Laredo area. He is much more than just a long-time volunteer with Area 21 Special Olympics Program. Salazar serves as an Area Training Director, Area Competition Director and Area Sports Management Team Committee Member. He works extremely well with the other head of delegation, the coaches, the athletes, and their families.

Coach Salazar uses his quiet leadership skills to calm the families and athletes, works with new coaches and volunteers and set the tone for a much-improved program for all. Coach Juan Salazar is an awesome SOTX representative and deserves to be in the spotlight as our "Laredo Area 21 Volunteer".

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;;