SOTX: Greater Dallas Area Aquatics Competition 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
SOTX: Greater Dallas - Area 10
Aquatics Competition 2013
The event is hosted by the Fisco ISD and will Frisco Natatorium. General volunteers are needed to support this competition. If you have advanced aquatics skills and knowledge (high school varsity swimmer, collegiate swimmer, trained official), please select a ticket and also contact the Area 10 Program Director, Cyndi Murchison at email@example.com
Volunteer Shifts / Check-In:
Times include checkin & training
Friday PM: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday AM: 8:00am-12:30pm
Saturday PM: 12:00pm -5:30pm
Must be 15 years old or older to volunteer alone
Volunteers between 8-14 years old must be accompanied by an adult (4 to 1 ratio) and will serve as Fans in the Stands to cheer our athletes on!!
PHOTO ID is REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION!
VOLUNTEER ROLES & EXPECTATIONS:
Needs will vary according to sport, we expect volunteers to be flexible to meet our competition needs. Volunteers are not pre-assigned roles, but are given roles and responsibilities upon arriving at the venue. Roles will include...
Timers - Operate timers for each lane
Staging Escorts- Assist in staging outside/inside and escort athletes into the pool.
On Deck Staging-make sure athletes are in their correct lane and stay with their correct heat of athletes
Finish Line-assist athletes out of the pool & escort them to holding area for awards
Awards Escorts-take athletes from the holding area (bleachers) to wait before they are awarded
Awards Assistant-Assist with giving out medals and ribbons; must be over 15 years of age or older
Fans In Stands-volunteers that are not old enough to volunteer alone; vounteers 15+ years can volunteer alone; however, the younger volunteers must come supervised with a 4:1 (4 children supervised by 1 adult); prior to the competition you can make posters and cheer for the athletes as they compete. Call the Area 10 Office for Team Names!
VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS:
For those needing confirmation of service hours, at the completion of your volunteer shift you may report back to volunteer registration for signatures or confirmation forms.
Or contact the area office after the competition
If you are affiliated with a group of 10 or more, a business/corporation, and/or organization, please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the word "Group" in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that large groups will often be split for the volunteer assignments.
WHAT TO WEAR / BRING:
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Closed toed shoes (no flip-flops)
- Money for souvenirs or concessions stands
- Photo ID
Thank you for dedicating the time in your life to help ensure our athletes have the time of their lives!
For questions or more information, please contact the Area 10 office at
214-943-9981 or email@example.com
When & Where
Special Olympics Texas Greater Dallas-Area 10
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Number of athletes: 6,300+
Number of Coaches: 700+
Counties Served: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Collin, Dallas, Delta, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Red River, Rockwall and Titus
Sports: Aquatics, Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling (currently compete with Area 11), Equestrian, Figure skating, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Saling/Kayaking, Powerlifting (currently compete wth Area 11), Softball, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball
Motor Activities Training (MATP)
Young Athletes Program (YAP-Inclusion Program for all children Ages 2-7)
Athletes in Training (AIT is 8 yrs & up)
Athlete Leadership Program (ALP's must be 15 yrs+ and speak with the program director for more info)
Project Unifiy: Meet in the Middle Check out Meet in the Middle Webiste for more details: www.mimtexas.org
Contact Area 10 Office & Staff at:
400 South Zang, Suite 926
Dallas, TX 75208