Friday, March 27, 2009

Sports Volunteerism



Have you ever wanted to see what is so special about the Riviera Country Club? Do you love to spend time in the water? Do you enjoy helping young people learn about basketball or baseball? Why don't you volunteer in sports?

For some, volunteering at sporting events are a way to get behind the scenes at a major event. For others, it is a way to share their passion with others. I can think of two events coming up in the Southern California are that need volunteers:

On May 12, the American Cancer Society's Anthem Blue Cross invitational golf tournament is at the Riviera Country Club. Volunteers are needed for setup on Sunday, May 11 and for various shifts on Monday, May 12. For more information email ana(dot)boote(at)cancer(dot)org. Volunteer registration ends on April 15.

On May 3 is the next They Will Surf Again event. This time it is at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington beach. This event is put on several times over the summer around the country by Life Rolls On. There are other events at more beaches in California, Florida, and New Jersey in the coming months. Click here to find an event near you.

Today's video is from Life Rolls On's first ever They Will Ski Again event. Life Rolls On is a non-profit 501(c)3 that exists to be a grassroots resource that provides hope and is an advocate on behalf of young people whose lives have been affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). LRO utilizes action sports to push the boundary of possibility for those with SCI.

There are many other volunteer opportunities. I found Volunteer Match online that matches a geographic area to the category "sports" and came up with plenty of matches. Type in your city and the keyword you are looking for on the home page and you're on your way.

Why not volunteer in sports?

6 comments:

M. said...

Thanks Apryl!

Life Rolls On is hosting 10 They Will Surf Again events. Volunteers and surfers can register at www.liferollson.org/twsasignup. We would love to have you and your readers join us!

Life rolls on!
Meghan Schinderle
Program Director

Apryl DeLancey said...

Thanks Meghan! I'll be out at least once this year!

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Apryl DeLancey said...

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Lindsay said...

Those are some interesting and great ideas.

I've helped out with coaching a local college rugby team and for some reason coaching is just not my thing. Of course, that was volunteering.

The only other way I can think to volunteer is to sign up for 5Ks and other races and get people to donate to your cause. I've always wanted to organize a 5K to raise money for homeless pets but I have not even begun to plan that.

Apryl DeLancey said...

That is a great idea - let me know if you do get that going and I'll spread the word AND donate!