Meet Our 2013 State Award Winners


Congratulations to these SOTX athletes, volunteers and businesses who were named our 2013 State Award winners. These individuals and companies embody the spirit of the Special Olympics movement. We recognized these award winners during Opening Ceremonies at the 2013 Fall Classic, held October 10-12 in Bryan/College Station. Please join us in congratulating them!

Male Athlete of the Year (ages 15 to 21)
Christian Cisneros, Greater Houston area

Male Athlete of the Year (ages 22 and older)
Ronnie Farrell, Central Texas area

Female Athlete of the Year (ages 15 to 21)
Rebecca Carkhuf, Greater Houston area

Female Athlete of the Year (ages 22 and older)
Stacey Johnson, Greater Dallas area

Volunteer of the Year
Ricardo Escamilla, South Texas area

Coach of the Year
Pamela Fowler, Greater Dallas area

Trainer of the Year
Diana Garza, South Texas area

Outstanding Volunteer for Sports and Competition
Julia Scott, Greater Dallas area

Family of the Year
The Igo Family, Greater Dallas area

Unifi ed Partner of the Year
Kimberly Taggart, San Antonio area

Outstanding Service from a Business/Corporation
SYSCO Central Texas Inc., San Antonio area

Outstanding Service for Community Outreach
Spencer Mackenzie, Greater Fort Worth area

Outstanding Service from a Community Leader
Arnold Sosa, South Texas area

Outstanding Service from a Civic/Service Organization
Balcones Country Club, Central Texas area

Ramonica Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Special Olympics Texas

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;;