Del Moon brought four decades of journalism, public relations and event planning to NSGA in 2013 as NSGA’s Communications and Media Director. He captured the organization’s attention by successfully staging an athlete torch relay across Texas which opened the 2011 National Senior Games in Houston.

Del got into event promotions while at Louisiana State University and was a print and television journalist for more than a decade in Baton Rouge before turning to promotions and public relations for large scale events. Del earned communications and sponsorship marketing roles with large scale events hosted in Louisiana including the International Special Olympic Games, US Olympic Festival, USA Track & Field Junior Olympics and the US National Hot Air Balloon Championships. He also founded the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, an organization that is still providing recognition to the state’s considerable talents.

The 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games brought Del to Atlanta where more event work and public relations opportunities followed, including a three-year stint as a PR Manager at the United Way of Greater Metropolitan Atlanta.

Del has been raising awareness by storytelling about hundreds of inspiring athletes and attracting media coverage. In the process, Del personally ‘got the message’ and lost over 50 pounds by training and competing in Power Walk at National Senior Games. Now Del understands why so many athletes have told him, “Senior Games saved my life.”

After 10 years of service to NSGA Del wanted to semi-retire but continue to promote the mission for people to pursue active and healthy lifestyles. He is now in a PR Specialist role writing athlete features and providing strategic support as needed to NSGA. He will continue to help the Media Center team at the event and intends to be a “Moonwalker” in Senior Games for many more years to come.