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Special Olympics Florida - Stand Up Paddleboard Championships

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ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics Florida, Inc.

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Special Olympics Florida is excited to host the State Stand-Up Paddle Championship at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2024!

We are looking for Volunteers to assist with the following duties:

  • Assist with checking in Athletes for competition.
  • Serve as Results Runners and Timers
  • Prepare and Present Awards to Athletes
  • Assist with meal check-in and distribution

Volunteers are also needed as Board Handlers during competition. Volunteers in this position will assist with getting boards into position for the athletes. These volunteers should be comfortable lifting in excess of 30lbs. If you are interested in this position, please contact us at volunteer@sofl.org.

No knowledge of the sport is required and all training will be provided on-site. All volunteers will receive a T-Shirt and volunteers that work a shift over four hours are also provided lunch. A record of community service hours can also be provided upon request.

Volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

4 Shifts

  • Thu Aug 15, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM EST - Spots available: 3
    Assist with Event Set-up
  • Fri Aug 16, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Assist with Timing, Staging & Awards
  • Sat Aug 17, 2024 - 06:30 AM to 01:00 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Assist with Timing, Staging, Awards & Healthy Athletes
  • Sat Aug 17, 2024 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM EST - Spots available: 5
    Assist with Lunch and Event Breakdown
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About Special Olympics Florida, Inc.


1915 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711, US

Mission Statement

"The mission of Special Olympics Florida (SOFL) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Special Olympics Florida provides sports training and Olympic-style competition to more than 60,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities throughout the state. Special Olympics Florida is a Level I Accredited Program (highest level of accreditation granted by SOI) and is divided into 11 area programs, which cover over 55 counties.


Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation


Thu Aug 15, 2024 - Sat Aug 17, 2024
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This opportunity has 4 shifts


Nathan Benderson Park5851 Nathan Benderson CircleSarasota, FL 34235




  • Teens
  • Group


  • Must be at least 11
  • Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the volunteer experience.

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