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Volunteers needed for Special Olympics event at Chi-Hi

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A Special Olympics Wisconsin event will take place this Saturday at Chippewa Falls Senior High School, but volunteers are still needed in order to make the event a success.

Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes in the Chippewa Valley region need your help so they can successfully return to action when they compete in the regional track & field meet on Saturday at Chippewa Falls High School.

Special Olympics Wisconsin is seeking volunteers to help throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the athletes go for gold in running, walking, wheelchair racing, jumping and throwing events.

Volunteer positions include:

  • Timers: Help time the races for the athletes
  • Field events: Help measure, record and escort the Standing/Running Long Jumps, Softball Throw and Turbo/Mini Javelin.
  • Athlete escort: Walk with the athletes from staging to event to awards to make sure they are in the right spot.

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For most of the athletes, this event will be their first time competing in a Special Olympics since before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the outdoor nature of the event, rising vaccinations rates, decreasing COVID numbers, and rigorous safety precautions in place, Special Olympics Wisconsin is confident that this event will make for a safe return to action for the athletes and volunteers alike.

It will also provide some long-overdue memories and sports excitement for a community that has gone far too long without the unique thrill and energy of a Special Olympics Wisconsin event.

Special Olympics Wisconsin’s COVID-19 safety protocols include required screenings, physical distancing and masks. Additionally, this modified smaller track meet will run in a stationed approach to limit interaction. Teams will be scheduled together and rotate through four stations to complete their events.

For those who qualify, a modified State Track Meet will be held June 26 at Lawrence University in Appleton.

Register to help these athletes once again enjoy the thrill of a Special Olympics Wisconsin event today at specialolympics.org.

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