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Special Olympics needs volunteers

Special Olympics North Carolina will return to Winston-Salem for the 2005 SONC Fall games held Nov. 4 – 6.
An estimated 800 volunteers are needed for positions.
Some volunteers are needed for sport-specific roles like officiating, scorekeeping and line judging. Others are needed for volunteer check-in, family hospitality or to serve announcers. Volunteer training will be provided.
To volunteer call (800) 843-6276 and select option 4, or visit www.sonc.net. The registration deadline is Sept. 30. After this date, volunteers will receive their assignments and training dates.
The games will showcase the talents of nearly 1,200 athletes competing in bocce, bowling, golf, roller-skating, soccer and tennis.
SONC offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 37,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This makes it the largest Special Olympics program in North America for the third straight year in terms of athlete participation.
More than 1,200 athletes from 57 counties, 500 coaches and 450 family members are expected to attend the 2005 event.
BB&T is the presenting sponsor for the 2005 Fall Games. WMAG Radio is an event sponsor. by Staff Reports

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