Special Olympics State Games needs volunteers

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago October 02, 2014 Oct 2, 2014 Thursday, October 02 2014 Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:33:00 AM CDT in News
By: Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Special Olympics Missouri State Games needs at least 45 volunteers for its events Friday.

The games are set to bring more than 900 athletes and Special Olympics organizers said they would like help for the bocce and tennis events.

The two events short on volunteers will take place 9 a.m. Friday with bocce at the 63 sports complex and tennis at Washington Park. Volunteers are needed for score keeping, court assisting, and to handing out awards to the athletes.

Jefferson City High School students volunteered Wednesday morning to help set up the Bocce fields. They say volunteering is something everyone should do.

Special Olympics said even if you can't volunteer it still wants you to come out and attend the events.

"We're on a mission to put ‘fans in the stands' to cheer for our athletes. Even if you can only stay an hour or two, the athletes will greatly appreciate your support from the stands or the sidelines working alongside them," Schatsiek said.

Venues and times for other events:

Bocce - 63 Sports Complex
Friday, Oct. 3 -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Golf - Railwood Golf Course
Friday, Oct. 3 -- 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Golf (individual skills) - Turkey Creek Golf Center
Friday, Oct. 3 -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tennis - Washington Park
Friday, Oct. 3 -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Softball - Binder Park and 63 Sports Complex
Saturday, Oct. 4 -- 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5 -- 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Softball (individual skills) - Binder Park
Saturday, Oct. 4 -- 9 a.m.-noon

Flag Football - Jefferson City High School
Saturday, Oct. 4 -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

If you would like to get involved with the 2014 State Outdoor Games this weekend you can sign up here.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Columbia College has seen drastic growth in enrollment and will spend $20-million to expand it's campus. Columbia College... More >>
3 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 6:16:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - Fulton Medical Center announced the hospital will be closing no later than September 22 and the announcement comes... More >>
4 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 5:13:00 PM CDT in News
ARNOLD (AP) — Investigators said a motorist who died after a shootout with police along a busy Missouri interstate had... More >>
5 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 4:21:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — More than 28,000 people in the Kansas City metro area remain without power after weekend storms... More >>
5 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 4:17:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Democrats voiced concerns over a veto by Governor Greiten's after a public hearing Monday morning. The... More >>
5 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 4:08:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Two parents are dead and one child in stable condition after a carbon monoxide poisoning incident that... More >>
5 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 4:07:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – The University of Missouri is partnering with a Columbia-based company to fight a familiar condition in cancer patients.... More >>
6 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 3:35:00 PM CDT in News
Golf, softball, walking the dog… being in the sun means that we need to be diligent about protecting our skin.... More >>
6 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 2:44:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Police Department is looking at whether more training is necessary after an off-duty... More >>
7 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 2:33:25 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Some Democratic Missouri lawmakers are reviving efforts to prevent cuts to in-home and nursing care for... More >>
7 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 2:18:31 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Police detectives arrested a man Sunday night after detectives connected him to a weekend shooting that left one... More >>
8 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 1:40:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A petition to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as "Obamacare," was delivered to Sen. Roy Blunt’s... More >>
8 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 1:29:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A central Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges for defrauding her employer. Prosecutors... More >>
9 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 11:57:00 AM CDT in News
SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been flown to a hospital in serious condition and six... More >>
10 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 11:20:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a 10-year-old boy who died after being shot in the head was... More >>
10 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 11:15:00 AM CDT in News
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks after jumping off... More >>
11 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 10:26:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man is charged with attacking four homeless people with a hammer as they slept in... More >>
11 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 10:22:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators are returning to the Capitol for a special session on abortion legislation. ... More >>
11 hours ago July 24, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 Monday, July 24 2017 Monday, July 24, 2017 10:16:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
10pm 75°
11pm 74°
12am 73°
1am 72°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

9:00p
Midnight, Texas
10:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
10:35p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
9:30p
Seinfeld
10:00p
The King of Queens
10:30p
The King of Queens

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
American Ninja Warrior
9:00p
Midnight, Texas
7:00p
Supergirl
8:00p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld