Volunteers sought for Special Olympics

PARKERSBURG – Special Olympics West Virginia is seeking volunteers to help with the 2013 Special Olympics West Virginia Fall Games from Oct. 11-13 in Parkersbug.

More than 550 Special Olympics athletes from 30 West Virginia counties will gather in Parkersburg for the Fall Game, competing in bowling, football and volleyball.

About 175 volunteers from the Parkersburg area are needed to help run sporting events, registration tables, food services, 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, go to the Special Olympics West Virginia website at www.sowv.org.

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

Special Olympics in West Virginia 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.