Special Olympics Cayman Islands is seeking volunteers to help with its National Games, the week of June 4.
This is the 30th year for the Cayman event, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Special Olympics.
Spokeswoman Vanessa Hansen said about 145 athletes are training for a variety of events, including track and field, swimming, bocce, basketball and more. Volunteers are needed to chaperone and guide athletes around during the events, to assist with medal presentations, and to help athletes with bathroom/changing rooms trips. Help is also needed for score and record keeping, announcing results, timekeeping and assistance in measuring technical events such as jumping and throwing.
Opening ceremonies for the games will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Track and field events and a torch run will also be held that day.
Other sports are planned as follows:
- June 5, swimming, Lions Pool.
- June 6, bocce, Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
- June 7, basketball, First Baptist Church and School, 920 Crewe Road.
- June 9, stand-up paddleboard, Governors Beach.
- June 12, football and football skills, Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
- All events are at 5 p.m., except paddleboarding, which is at 9 a.m.
A church service and athletes luncheon is also planned for 10 a.m., Sunday, June 3, at Cayman Islands Baptist Church, 163 Pedro Castle Road, Savannah. An RSVP for the luncheon is requested.
To RSVP or to register as a volunteer, email Carien Harcombe at [email protected] or call 938-2011. Indicate which events you are available for, as well as any particular area you want to assist in. Also indicate if you would need bus transportation.