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RALEIGH – Rita A. Roy, Director of Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation, has been unanimously elected Chair of the North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. Board of Directors. Ms. Roy, a former athlete at Mount Olive College and an alumnus of East Carolina University, has been a longtime advocate of grassroots health and wellness programs for seniors and an outstanding leader in community service and wellness organizations in Pitt County and across North Carolina. As one of the very first volunteers for the implementation of Senior Games in our state, Rita Roy has invested over thirty (30) years of her life’s work to improving the health of older persons in our state. She has been involved since “Day One” of the NC Senior Games organization and has served in numerous roles – as founder of the Four Seasons Senior Games in Hendersonville; as a State Finals Event Manager; as the chair of the Sports Management Team, responsible for updating rules, policies and regulations for senior athletes; as a presenter on topics related to health for older adults; and as a leader in the promotion of the statewide SilverArts program.
Her willingness to promote Senior Games and to lead the Board of Directors is a tremendous asset to North Carolina Senior Games and to the health of persons age fifty (50) and better throughout North Carolina. Brad Allen, President and Executive Director of NCSG noted, “Rita Roy, without question, has distinguished herself in our state as one of the most dedicated, committed and hard-working persons in the Senior Games movement. She brings passion, energy and insight to all that she does and encourages others around her to be the best they can be, in terms of holistic wellness. Through her tremendous work ethic, she has accomplished much, both personally and professionally. Her unanimous election as Chair of the Board of Directors is a true testament to her abilities and long history of service to others.”
North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round health promotion and education for adults 50 years of age and better. NCSG is sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services. For more information regarding NCSG, please contact Brad Allen, President and Executive Director at (919) 851-5456.