Champions Who Care

Champions Who Care

What is a champion? A victor, winner, defender or cause supporter? The following people have been named our “Champions Who Care” because as an individual or team, they have gone above and beyond to support Achievement Center of Texas. We have many more “Champions” who have not received this pinnacle without whom we would not be successful. It takes each and every volunteer and/or donor to make Achievement Center of Texas a great place to spend the day.

Eight years ago the Achievement Center of Texas created a special award to honor individuals and companies who make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

2016 Champions

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Kobylka

2016 Champions Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kobylka

2015 Champions

Community Champions – Garland Cultural Arts Commission

2015 Community Champions Who Care

Individual Champions – John Bramblitt & Jacqi Serie

John Bramblitt and Jaqi Serie

2014 Champions

Photo of Corporate Champions Who Care - Frost Bank - Accepted by Adam Traczek and Rose Yanez

Corporate Champions Who Care – Frost Bank – Accepted by Adam Traczek and Rose Yanez; Presented by Board President Joe Kobylka and Board Member Bud Carmichael

Individual Champions Who Care - Roberta Clark - Presented by Board President Joe Kobylka and Board Member Bud Carmichael.

Individual Champions Who Care – Roberta Clark – Presented by Board President Joe Kobylka and Board Member Bud Carmichael.

2013 Champions Who Care

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mlcak 2013 Achievement Center of Texas CWC

Dr. Mark and Mrs. Kim Mlcak – 2013 Individual Recipients

 

2013 Corporate Champions Who Care

Ecolab – 2013 Corporate Recipient with ACT Board President Joe Kobylka

2012 Champions Who Care – Mr. & Mrs. David Parrish

2012 Achievement Center of Texas Champions Who Care

2012 Individual Recipients – Mr. & Mrs. David Parrish

2011 Individual Champion

The Honorable Ronald E. Jones, Mayor of Garland. The award was given to him by Ira Terrell, SMU/NBA Basketball Great.

Town North Optimist Club Accepting the award is Darden McLaughlin, President.

Pilot Club of Dallas Accepting the award is Amy Hightower, President. Pictured left to right: Jane Sanfort, Lori Raso, Amy Hightower

Linda Rasmussen

2010 Individual Champion Ira Terrell

2009 CORPORATE CHAMPIONS WHO CARE AWARD
PRESENTED TO BENCHMARK MORTGAGE


The 2009 Corporate recipient of this prestigious award is Benchmark Mortgage and their co-founders Bryan Harlan and Stewart Hunter. Two years ago, they created what is known as the Benchmark Loving Cup Fund which assists families and their special needs individuals to remain at the Achievement Center during hard economic times. This fund is based on one dollar contributed for every successful Benchmark transaction nationwide. Former Dallas Cowboy great, and FOX sports announcer, Daryl Johnston presented the award. Johnston received the first individual Champions Who Care Award in 2007 and is a true supporter of the Achievement Center of Texas.

2009 Individual Champion Who Cares

Mr. Bud Carmichael

2009 Individual Recipient – Mr. Bud Carmichael

2008 Individual Champion Who Cares

Daryl Johnston and Krickett Hancock Goss

2008 Individual Champion Who Cares – Krickett Hancock Goss, presented by Daryl Johnston.

2007 Founding Champion – Daryl Johnston

First Champion Who Cares Daryl Johnston with Jason Garrett