Critical Need for Volunteers at Special Olympics Texas' Fall Classic

Three days of competition and events begins Thursday in Bryan/College Station.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : October 13, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 13, 2014

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas

800.876.5646, ext. 2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media only); shelm@sotx.org

 

 

AUSTIN – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is in critical need of volunteers for this weekend’s Fall Classic, October 16-18, in Bryan/College Station.  Volunteers are needed for various roles during the Games; there is an urgent need for assistance on Friday and Saturday.

 

Competition begins Thursday and runs through Saturday. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Show your support for SOTX by donating your time and assisting with the competition. 

 

Contact Judy Yoshimaru for additional information at volunteer@sotx.org.  

 

Here's where the critical needs are:

 

Thursday:

Bocce, 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (short 13 volunteers)

 

Friday:

Aquatics, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. (short 13 volunteers)

Bocce, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (short 47 volunteers); 11:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (short 39 volunteers)

Bocce Awards, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (we have 0 and need 15)

Athlete Village, 8 a.m. - 1p.m. (short 45 volunteers); 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (short 43 volunteers)

Softball, 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (short 15 volunteers)

Softball Awards, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (short 10 volunteers)

Golf, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (short 5 volunteers); 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (short 20 volunteers)

Souvenirs - (All shifts still need volunteers)

 

Saturday:

Bocce, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (short 19 volunteers)

Softball, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (short 21 volunteers); 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (short 16 volunteers)

Softball Awards, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (short 7 volunteers)

 

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 51,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.

 

 

Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food Town, H-E-B Tournament of Champions,

Law Enforcement Torch Run and Walmart

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About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.