Interview with Laura Mayo, Regional Director

“I am lucky to work for Special Olympics Southern California. I feel personal satisfaction and have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of adults and children with intellectual disabilities.”


What interested you about coming to work for Special Olympics?
It is a large nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports, which would allow me to use my skills in volunteer development, fundraising and team development.

What would you say to someone who wants to work for Special Olympics Southern California?
Come out and see any sporting event, practice or tournament and you will see the delight, determination, and teamwork of any other sports program.

What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?
Seeing the joy on our athlete’s faces when they are competing, practicing and socializing with their peers. I love when our Special Olympics athletes stop by our office, just to see how we are and share what they are doing. Of course, they love getting a snack from our snack cabinet, too.

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