(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – You can have some fun in the snow all while helping athletes from around Indiana compete at Perfect North Slopes.
The Dearborn County ski area is hosting the Indiana Special Olympics 2011 Winter Games will be at Perfect North Slopes for the first time Sunday, Jan. 9 through Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Area 9 Special Olympics Director Maria Sassaman says they need numerous volunteers to help make the event a success.
“I think that many people have the thought that they need to ski to be of help and that is not true. All some one needs is a good winter coat, some gloves, and shoes that can handle snow,” says Sassaman.
Needed are 14 timers (work a stop watch and time the athetes), 14 stagers (line the athletes up to compete), four recorders (write down the times), seven starters (hold your hand in the air and say on your mark get set go and lower your hand so the timer knows to start the watch), and six score runners (When several heats are over take results into the computer people in the lodge).
“As you can see these are vital to the event,” Sassaman said.
The volunteers will be needed Monday, Jan. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuedsay, Jan. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
If you want to get involved, call Maria Sassaman at (812) 926-2954 or e-mail email@example.com.
Special Olympics Indiana - www.soindiana.org