A senior manager with nearly three decades of experience in operations and finance, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo serves as chief financial officer at New Haven Terminal in Connecticut. In the philanthropic realm, Michael Vasaturo has volunteered his time with Special Olympics Connecticut.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing athletic competition and sports training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Special Olympics Connecticut coordinates a large number of local programs. Organized by volunteers in Connecticut communities, local programs are often led by schools, agencies, and other community entities. Under the leadership of the local coordinator, local programs recruit, register, and train athletes for various competitions.
Local programs provide many volunteer opportunities for individuals in the community. Volunteers can serve as coaches and unified partners, as well as committee members in areas such as coach training and public awareness. After establishing a local chapter, coordinators can apply for local program grants from charitable groups such as Knights of Columbus.
To learn more about Special Olympics Connecticut or to find out how to start your own local program, visit soct.org.