DSO 2009 Outstanding Athlete

Bill Dawkins

Bill Dawkins

Outstanding Athlete Award

Bill has been involved with Delaware Senior Olympics for more than eight years. He has served on the DSO Board of Directors, helped with the Annual DSO Picnic, served as the racquetball sports coordinator, designed and made the torch used in our first torch run and competed successfully on both the state and national level. Bill earned nine medals at the Delaware Games last fall. He won gold medals in racquetball, long jump, high jump, broad jump, shot put and 100 meter dash and took silver in javelin, discus and swimming. This past summer he traveled to Palo Alto, California to compete in the National Senior Games in racquetball and finished fifth nationally in the 80-84 age bracket. Bill has only one complaint and that is he wishes that there were more competitors in his age group. For his successes competing in the state and nationally DSO honors Bill Dawkins with its Outstanding Athlete Award.