Arkansas Senior Olympics

Senior Arkansas Sports Organization


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Our Staff

It takes a lot of people and a lot of work to make our programs successful. Much of that effort is contributed by volunteers. But the planning, organizing and coordinating is done by the efficient and professional staff shown on this page.

Gail Ezelle, Executive Director

Gail Ezelle, Hot Springs, established the Senior Arkansas Sports Organization as a non-profit in 1993. She oversees the operation of the Arkansas Senior Olympics, Nothing But Net 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, and Senior Softball Tournament.

She serves on the Board of the National Senior Games Association. She is a member of the National Park Rotary Club, Board of Trustees for National Park Community College, Leadership Hot Springs and numerous other civic boards and organizations.

Gail received the Governor's Leadership and Fitness Award for 2003 from Governor Mike Huckabee as well as being selected by the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce last year as 'Outstanding Woman of the Year'. She was awarded the Spirit Award from Baptist Medical Center (August 2006) and also received from Congressman Mike Ross a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding work and commitment to Arkansas Senior Olympics".

Gail previously participated in swimming events during the games and has qualified for the national games. Her late husband, Ralph, former Senior Olympian, was the Arkansas Senior Olympic Results Manager. They have five children and many grandchildren.

Dawne Brooks, Assistant Director

Dawne Brooks, Hot Springs, has worked with Senior Arkansas Sports Organization for eleven years. She established Nothin' But Net 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and the Senior Softball Tournament. Dawne is the tournament director for all basketball, softball and other team sports. During the Arkansas Senior Olympics she and her husband, Claude, work on event sites. She does all graphic designs for t shirts, special events flyers and posters.

Dawne is Arkansas Director of the Softball Players Association. She has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She has two daughters, Stephani and Brooklin, and twin granddaughters.

Dawne's husband, Claude, is the data specialist for the Senior Arkansas Sports Organization.

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