Acosta named 2020 Special Olympics Hawaii Outstanding State Male Athlete of the Year

  • Gilbert Acosta goes for the lay-up at a 2018 Honokaa Hawks Special Olympics Basketball Team practice at Thelma Parker Gym in Waimea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • 2020 Special Olympics Hawaii Outstanding State Male Athlete of the Year Gilbert Acosta stands with Hawaii Police Department Patrol Officer Kui Dela Cruz, left, and Sgt. Jason Grouns. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Waimea resident Gilbert Acosta was recently honored as the 2020 Special Olympics Hawaii Outstanding State Male Athlete of the Year.