Special Olympics New Jersey Area 8 is putting out a call for volunteers to help with a Track and Field Meet to be held at Carey Stadium in Ocean City on Sunday, May 7.

Most of all, spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on the athletes in the meet.

About 75 athletes are expected to compete in this meet in hopes of qualifying for the Special Olympics New Jersey State Summer Games held at The College of New Jersey from June 9 to June 11.

Special Olympic athletes will be coming from all over Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties. These athletes have been training for their moment to to for the gold!

The Ocean City Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to staff the meet, including:

  • Escorts (to walk athletes from their staging area to the starting line or from the finish line to the awards area)
  • Timers/distance measurers
  • Track monitors (to stand at all the track fence entrances to make sure events are not interrupted)
  • Sheet runners (to collect sheets of recorded times or distances)
  • Fun zone volunteers: There will be games and face-painting set up for when the athletes aren't competing.
  • Table Sales: There will be a t-shirt table with some things up for sale if anyone wanted to help man the table.
  • Fans in the stands: a fun crowd atmosphere to cheer on the athletes.

Volunteers can sign up to help all day (9–3), for a morning session (9–12), or for an afternoon session (12–3).

If you are interested in volunteering, get more information and sign up here.

Contact Jackie Adams for more information at 609-525-9304 or jadams@ocnj.us

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