Southeast Students, Faculty, Staff Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Outdoor Championships

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 30, 2010 — Cape Girardeau is welcoming more than 800 Special Olympic athletes Aug. 13-15 as the City of Cape Girardeau hosts the State Outdoor Championships, with many of the games and activities being held on campus as part of the University’s sponsorship of this event.

The tennis competition is being held at the Redhawks Tennis Complex, and the main dinner and dance is being held in the Student Recreation Center–North. The Games Management Team is looking for Southeast students, faculty or staff who would like to volunteer to assist on campus with these events.

The tennis competition is slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and the dinner/dance for athletes will be from 4:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. Volunteers are needed to assist athletes, serve meals, clean up, and help in many other capacities.

Those interested in volunteering may do so through the Missouri Special Olympics website at http://somo.org/outdoor or by calling Jennifer Rose, volunteer coordinator for the games, at (573) 986-7379 with questions.

“All registered volunteers will receive a free volunteer T-shirt and will certainly have an experience they will long remember,” said Troy Vaugh, director of Recreation Sports at Southeast and Games Management Team Director for 2010. “‘Be a Fan” and volunteer for the Special Olympics on campus.”