North Texas woman named Special Olympics Texas Athlete of the Year

North Texas woman named Special Olympics Texas Athlete of the Year

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita Fall's own Julia Kilgore has been named the one of Special Olympics Texas's Female Athlete of the Year.

A press release from the organization named Kilgore winner in the 22 and older category.

Kilgore has been involved with SOTX since 1998 and competes in Aquatics, Bocce, Basketball,Bowling and Track and Field.

Kilgore and the other awardees will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony on October 14 in Bryan/College Station during the 2016 Special Olympics Texas Fall Classic competition.

Besides SOTX, Kilgore participates with The ARC, a community-based organization that advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is also a volunteer for the non-profit Meals on Wheels.

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