Commack residents are being asked to give up a day or afternoon to spend with some of Long Island's most determined athletes.
Commack School District will be welcoming more than 400 athletes from Long Island, New York City and Hudson Valley for the Long Island Spring Games of the Special Olympics on April 21. Hundreds of volunteers will be needed to make the event run smoothly.
The 2013 Spring Games North has set up a website allowing online registration where residents can volunteer to assist in running the track and field and tennis events. Volunteers may be asked to help set up or break down the event, help with the Opening Ceremonies, keep score during a match or assist in the staging of athletes.
Volunteers can up for an all-day shift from 8 a.m. to noon. Some volunteer tasks include assisting with set up, organization and handing out of awards; setting up an activity booth in the Olympic Village; or helping with the shotput or turbo javelin events.
If you are unable to give a full day, volunteers can also sign up for a morning shift from 8 a.m. - noon or an afternoon shift, running from noon - 4 p.m. They can choose to help with athlete and coach check-in, setting up or breaking down, or aid in track-and-field events.
Those volunteers looking to work together can register as a group, including up to 50 people.