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July 31, 2009 at 1:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

A “trial run” for next year’s Special Olympics will be going on in Lincoln this weekend. The Special Olympics National Invitational Golf & Softball Tournament will take place at Mahoney and Highlands golf courses, and Fleming Fields. I will be volunteering as a “logistics assistant” at Fleming starting around 7:15am on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. It might be a long weekend!

This tournament is being used as a warm-up for next year’s event. Organizers will take a look at everything from transportation to volunteer management to hydration to trash pickup. Then they will have the next year to evaluate it all and to fix what needs to be fixed. Coming at it from the volunteer side of things I have several suggestions for them, and I will make those known after this weekend. I want next year’s event to be “perfect” just like the organizers do, so I’m going to do what I can to help them reach that goal.

If you haven’t already signed up to volunteer for next year’s event, please do so. As many as 8,000 volunteers will be needed. That’s a lot of volunteers. Please show your support for Special Olympics and Lincoln by offering a few hours of your time.

Are any of you signed up to help this weekend? Where are you stationed and what is your job?

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Gene July 31, 2009 at 1:31pm

That looks fun! I think I’m going to sign up for next year. Any other Lincolnites want to make the commitment as well?

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