By Lauren Finnegan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public AffairsApril 26, 2019
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Washington chapter of the Special Olympics will host the 2019 Washington State Special Olympics spring games May 31 -- June 2. Three of the events, Olympic Town cycling, the cycling competition, and the powerlifting competition, take place on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The organization is looking for volunteers of every age to assist with the decoration, setup, and monitoring of the competitions.
Those interested can register for individual time slots and events at http://2019springgames.my-trs.com. Volunteers 15 and younger, must have a parent or guardian with them.
A valid photo identification for those 16 and older is required to enter the base. The registration deadline is May 16.
Volunteer shifts available:
• Set up and decoration, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May 31
• Games morning shift, 7:20 a.m. - 12 p.m., June 1,
• Games afternoon shift, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 2
Special Olympics Washington provides sports programs throughout the year for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The spring games draws over 1,800 athletes each year who compete in cycling, powerlifting, soccer and swimming.