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Volunteer for 2017 NYS Winter Olympics February 17-19

Friday, November 18, 2016

The 2017 New York State Winter Olympics will again be held here in our beautiful Hudson Valley. We invite each of you, your organizations, and local communities to get involved and help spread the word about the upcoming State Winter Games,  February 17th – 19th !

There are a number of ways to get involved, including sponsorships, volunteering, and helping to spread the word about the volunteer needs via social media and other means.

Two types of volunteers are needed:  SERVICE VOLUNTEERS, the hands-on doers and the SOCIAL VOLUNTEERS, the very key and needed role of being an enthusiastic fan - those to cheer on the athletes, as many travel without their families. Events will be held in Dutchess, Orange, and Sullivan Counties. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, and those 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Approximately 1,500 volunteers are needed.

Event venues include:

  • Alpine Skiing at Holiday Mountain Ski Area, 99 Holiday Mountain Road, Monticello
  • Figure and Speed Skating at the McCann Ice Arena, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie
  • Floor Hockey at Steward Air Base, 1 Maguire Way, Newburgh
  • Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing at Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Poughkeepsie

Attached are materials for posting at your sites, as well as volunteer applications. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. For additional information and updates, or to register online, please visit www.specialolympicsny.org or email volunteer@nyso.org.

Thank you for your support and promotion of this wonderful opportunity for the athletes and interested volunteers. 


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