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Special Olympics seeks volunteers

By Staff reports
Courtesy photo| Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games.

Over 800 Special Olympics athletes from 30 West Virginia counties will gather in Charleston for the 2014 Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games to be held June 6, 7 and 8. The athletes will compete in track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, baggo, bocce, and softball.

The organization needs 500-600 volunteers to help run sporting events, registration tables, food services, Olympic Village and many other valuable roles.

Volunteers can give as much or as little time as their schedule will allow. For more information on how to join the games, please go to the Special Olympics West Virginia website at, or contact Kellie Aikman at (304) 345-9310.

“We are always touched that so many from Charleston and the surrounding areas who devote their time, energy and resources to ensure that our Special Olympics athletes have a great overall experience,” John Corbett, CEO of Special Olympics West Virginia, said. “It is our hope that individuals will once again volunteer as we cannot pull off Summer Games without them.”

SOWV provides a year-round sports training and athletic competition program for thousands of children and adults throughout the state with intellectual disabilities – giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy.


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