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Arkansas Senior Olympics

The Senior Arkansas Sports Organization conducts the Arkansas Senior Olympics programs. This page introduces the staff.

Our Staff

Three Generations

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.  The staff is composed of three generations.

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. 

Brooklin Janes, Administrative Assistant


Brooklin Janes is an oldtimer with the Arkansas Senior Olympic Programs.  She started as a spectator when she was 10 years old, cheerleading for her granddaddy and "Nana".
Starting from the ground floor, she has been spectator - cheerleader, has presented awards, volunteer and now is part time support staff in all areas.
Brooklin is attending National Park Community College majoring in radiography.  She is the mother of twin girls.  She is the daughter of Dawne Brooks and granddaughter of Gail Ezelle.

Stephen Ezelle, Data Manager

Stephen Ezelle puts the data together to make the games happen.  He has a BS degree in Business.

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.

Our Location

The Arkansas Senior Olympics Headquarters is located at 620 Central Avenue, Suite 2E, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Senior Arkansas Sports Organization, P. O. Box 1577 , Hot Springs AR 71902