Special Olympics Illinois needs volunteers for Winter Games
From press release
NORMAL, Ill.—More than 400 athletes from across the state will be in Galena, Ill., and Dubuque, Iowa, to compete in the annual Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games Feb. 2-4.
The state Winter Games, held at Chestnut Mountain and Five Flags Center, could not happen without the assistance of about 350 volunteers.
Special Olympics Illinois is still looking for volunteers to help at this year’s Winter Games. Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of shifts Feb. 2-4, with a particular need in the afternoon all three days. Volunteers are needed at any of the five sports venues (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, figure skating and speed skating) as escorts, results runners, hospitality servers or at awards ceremonies.
Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and must bring a photo ID with them to volunteer. Acceptable ID forms include a driver’s license, military or state ID, firearms ID card or school ID.
To volunteer, contact Brianna Beers at Special Olympics Illinois at email@example.com or (630) 942-5615.
In return for their time, volunteers will receive a Special Olympics Illinois commemorative scarf. More importantly, they will take part in an inspiring event and help celebrate the accomplishments of others.
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family support. To learn more about Special Olympics, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call Special Olympics Illinois at 800-394-0562 or visit www.soill.org.
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