Volunteers Needed For Special Olympics In Dutchess County

(Poughkeepsie, NY)--A major volunteer recruitment campaign is underway as Dutchess County gets set to host the 2019 Special Olympics Summer Games. Athletes in mid-June will compete in 8 sports at four different venues in Dutchess County with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie serving as the central location for the games.

Organizers gathered at Mr. Todd’s Gymnastics in the Town of Poughkeepsie today to get the word out that about 2,000 volunteers are needed to help make the games a success. Volunteers can sign up online at www.SpecialOlympicsNY.org.

Mary Kay Vrba, President and CEO of Dutchess Tourism Inc., and Frank Castella Jr., President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, are the Co-Chairs of the Summer Games.

Photo: WKIP

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