Students seeking volunteers
Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 11 - November 2, 1995
Virginia Tech students from several campus organizations are seeking volunteers to assist at the ninth annual Virginia Special Olympics Fall Tournaments in Roanoke, November 4-5.
Approximately 500 athletes, including some individuals who competed in the World Games this past summer, will compete in soccer, roller skating, and volleyball.
Virginia Special Olympics is the state chapter of Special Olympics International, which provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with mental retardation. In Virginia, 10,000 citizens compete in 1,400 local and regional competitions throughout the year. The organization receives no government funding and relies on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of nearly 20,000 volunteers to provide these services at no cost to the athlete.
Medals and ribbons will be awarded to athletes after the completion of the various levels of competition.
For more information on attending this event, volunteering, or making a contribution, call (800) 932-GOLD.