Naugatuck resident Nora Mason has been named regional director for the Special Olympics of Connecticut’s Northwest Region.
Although new to this role, Mason has a long association with Special Olympics including serving as vice president of regional services, southwest regional director and vice president of sports. She was also the deputy director of volunteer services and deputy director of games operations when the Special Olympics World Summer Games came to New Haven in 1995.
“I am thrilled to be coming back home to Special Olympics. Special Olympics brings those with and without disabilities to the playing field to participate in much more than sports. Sport is the vehicle for growth, fitness, pride and personal achievement for all who take part in this movement, whether one participates as an athlete, partner, coach, volunteer or staff member,” Mason said in a news release.
Mason received a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania.
As regional director, Mason will be responsible for managing all phases of the regional program, including community-based Special Olympics programs in the area, year-round sports training and regional competitions, and fundraising initiatives and partnerships that will further the organization’s mission of inspiring acceptance and respect for individuals of all abilities.
Prior to taking on this new role, Mason served as executive director of Jane Doe No More, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Naugatuck that assists and advocates for victims of sexual assault.
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