Volunteers Needed for 2020 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games

media release

Waterloo Region, Ontario The Waterloo Regional Police Service is seeking volunteers from the community to be part of the 2020 Special Olympics Spring Games.

The Games, which will be hosted in Waterloo Region May 21, 2020 to May 23, 2020, will see more than 2,500 athletes, coaches, staff, and volunteers, and spectators visit Waterloo Region. The Games will feature five sports: basketball, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, powerlifting and 10-pin bowling.

Police services throughout Ontario have been hosting Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Games since 1996. This is the first time the Waterloo Regional Police Service will host.

To ensure the Games “Go Beyond” and provide an amazing experience for all involved, the Waterloo Regional Police Service is recruiting about 500 volunteers. A few of the areas that require assistance include:

  • Scorekeeping and timekeeping
  • Referees and linespeople
  • Venue set-up and tear-down
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Hospitality

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age to volunteer. Children aged 10 to 15 may volunteer with a parent/guardian in the Family Volunteer Program. To find out more about the volunteer process, visit http://2020springgames.com/volunteer/.

To learn more about the Games, visit http://2020springgames.com/.

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Relations

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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