Special Olympics Needs Volunteers for Games

Events scheduled for Feb. 19 and 20

The Special Olympic Winter Games, which take place on Feb. 19 and 20, has put out a call for some 1,500 volunteers to assist coaches and athletes, set up and break down venues and distribute lunches, among other duties. Others will fill the stands to cheer.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie; figure and speed-skating are at McCann Ice Arena in Poughkeepsie and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger Falls.

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, and those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Local groups, businesses and school teams are encouraged to volunteer together. Register at specialolympicsny.org or facebook.com/sonyhv or email volunteer@nyso.org for more information.

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