Jo Ann Donnelly has competed in the Senior Games since 2010 in Volleyball; in 2014 she added Pickleball to her competitions. She has competed in the National Senior Games in Houston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Birmingham, with the goal to go to Albuquerque in 2019, when she will be 82 years “young”. Jo Ann has been an advocate of the Senior Games in her community of Burnet, Texas for both volleyball, where she serves as Captain of her team, and pickleball, which she introduced at the local YMCA.
Cathy Pottorf has been the face and driving force behind the Senior Games for over 20 years as the local games of San Antonio, and for the past six years as the Texas Senior Games. She serves as the President of the Texas Senior Games Association, and is on the Executive Board of the National Senior Games. Cathy has seen the Games grow from 600 athletes at its inception to approximately 2,500 athletes in 2018. This number does not include the more than 400 volunteers recruited each year to help with each event. Cathy has a passion for the Senior Games that goes far above and beyond what is expected from her as the Games Director.
When: Saturday, Apr. 7 | 6pm
Where: Barshop Jewish Community Center | 12500 NW Miilitary Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78231
Cost: $20 per person
How: Call 210-302-6973 or email us if you're interested in attending.
The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize the accomplishments of the many athletes who have competed in the Texas Senior Games and those individuals that have promoted The Texas Senior Games at the local, stat,e and national levels. The award will be presented every other year (qualifying years) at the State Games.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone; however, self-nominations will not be accepted. Individuals may also be inducted posthumously. Team sports will be considered based on their team's long-term performances.
To nominate someone for induction into the Texas Senior Games Hall of Fame, download and complete this form.
All nominations must be received by Monday, Mar. 5 for consideration for 2018.
Congratulations to these five outstanding athletes who were inducted into the Texas Senior Games Hall of Fame Saturday, Apr. 9, 2016.
Pictured left to right: Peter Clare (Kingwood, TX - Track & Field), Ken Brown (Austin, TX - Track & Field, Softball), DeEtte Sauer (Houston, TX - Swimming), Lee Wheeler (Fair Oaks Ranch, TX - Cycling), and Ray Kozusko (Salado, TX - Track & Field).
View archive photos from previous galas.