NASCS is a
Michigan based non-profit, 501 (C) (3), organization that was
founded in 1985. The goals of the organization are to dispel the
myths of aging; to create charity, friendship, sportsmanship and
social relationships; to offer competitive outlets to those athletes
50+ years and older on a National and International level; to
promote intergenerational role modeling by participating in
community activities; and to engage in charitable, civic and
educational activities as prescribed by the Internal Revenue
Service. In NASCS's first 20 years, it has been able to accomplish
its goals by encouraging senior softball programs across the United
States and Canada to develop and grow, and by promoting the Senior
Softball World Series®
and its Regional Tournaments.
After "retiring" from the insurance business, Ken devoted his time
to a life long love and hobby, softball. He helped the Sporting
Goods Manufacturer’s Association organize the Senior Softball World
Series and shared his expertise as a member of the Technical
Advisory Board for the World Senior Olympics, now known as the World
Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Ken was a true pioneer and leader
in promoting senior softball.
BOARD of DIRECTORS
President – As son of Founder, Ken Maas, Greg values the mission his
father created for NASCS. He brings with him 12 years experience in
1st Vice President – An avid softball player for the past 28 years,
Vicki is Recreation Manager for Palm Springs, California. She has
run a SSWS Regional/Qualifying Tournament since 1993 and is an ASA
2nd Vice President – Karen is a retired Account Executive
who is a key volunteer not only as a Board member but also as
volunteer staff. Karen is the daughter of Founder Ken Maas.
Secretary – An attorney, Alan has worked with NASCS since 1986 and
has been a Board member since 1988. He is very active in the
community and is a regular guest on "Quality Time" a public
information segment on a local television channel.
Treasurer – A Certified Public Accountant since 1981, Dave has been
a vital member of the Board, which relies on his financial
expertise. He is very active in his community and plays softball
when he can find the time.