Belton man Keith Maxwell has been named the Special Olympics Texas Volunteer of the Year.
"The longevity, energy, and enthusiasm he has demonstrated in the seven years that I have worked with him has never slacked," Special Olympics Texas area 12 director Tommy Smith said. "There are some good volunteers in Area 12 are there is Keith Maxwell, who stands a cut above the rest."
Maxwell began Special Olympics involvement as a coordinator for the Brenham State School in 1982. For more than 35 years, he coached several sports, served as an aquatics trainer and member of the sports management team. Maxwell has dedicated more than 160 hours to Special Olympics Texas athletes in his community just in the last year.
Award recipients will be honored at the Fall Classic on Oct. 13 in College Station.
Other award winners include:
- Doug Reim, of Highland Villiage - Outstanding Volunteer for Fundraising
- J'Nette Thorne, of Amarillo - Trainer of the Year
- Salazar Family, of Robstown - Family of the Year
- George Ann Benson, of Lubbock - Outstanding Volunteer for Sports and Competition
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