Special Olympics seeks volunteers

Willimantic - posted Jan, 24 2012

WILLIMANTIC- - Volunteers are needed for the 33rd Annual Windham Invitational Special Olympics Swim Meet, which will be held on March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Windham High School on High Street in Willimantic. Approximately 350 volunteers are needed to continue to make this event the largest and most successful Special Olympics Swim Meet in Connecticut. The greatest need is for one-to-one partners. Participants are paired with their own special partner for the day. Partners make sure athletes get to their registered events, cheer them on, and get them involved in activities when they are not swimming. Volunteers are also needed in areas such as sports clinics, food service and water safety. All volunteers will be provided with lunch from McDonalds and a souvenir Windham Special Olympics t-shirt. Volunteer registration forms can be picked up in Goddard 114 on the Eastern campus. This activity is approved for community service credit. Additional information as well as Volunteer Registration forms, is available at http://windhaminvitationalswimmeet.weebly.com./. Charles Wynn, a professor of chemistry at Eastern, has been the meet director for the past 18 years. For more information, contact Charles Wynn at 860-465-5258 or wynnc@easternct.edu.

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