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February 2009

 

Special Olympics Arizona and the Arizona Region Partnering

Special Olympics Arizona and the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball are partnering together to add volleyball to the Summer Games to be held April 30-May 2 at Mesa Community College.

The Region will be looking for Coaches, players and helpers to train and help facilitate the event. For more information on Special Olympics volleyball, go to their website at http://www.specialolympics.org/volleyball.aspx

To become a volunteer for Special Olympics, you must complete a three step registration process;

1. Fill out the volunteer application which can be downloaded at http://www.soaz.org/files/docs/pdf/volunteer/Class%20A%20Volunteer%20Application.pdf Fill out the application and mail it to the address at the bottom of the application.

2. Go to the General Orientation information and take the short online training course. That can be found at http://www.soaz.org/coaches/online_training.asp

3. Go to the Protective Behaviors information and take the short online training course. That can be found at http://www.soaz.org/coaches/online_training.asp

Once you have completed these three steps, you will be available to work with Special Olympics Arizona.

Plans have been finalized for the Special Olympics Coaches Training for volleyball. It will be Sunday, March 8th from 7:00-9:30 P.M. at Mohave Middle School located at 5520 N. 86th Street in Scottsdale. If you are interested in coaching volleyball for Special Olympics, you must be there. There is no cost for this coaches training.

Special Olympics Arizona has secured a grant to expand and promote the “Unified Sports” Program of Special Olympics. Unified Sports is a moving and exciting initiative for higher ability Special Olympics athletes of all ages, from youth to adults to train and compete on the same team with their non-disabled peers. Mixed teams provide the public direct opportunities to experience first-hand the capabilities and courage of Special Olympics athletes. By having fun together in a variety of sports ranging from basketball to golf to figure skating, Unified Sports athletes and partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and help to overcome prejudices about intellectual disability.

For more information contact Eric Hodgson at erichbke@msn.com

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