WMU News

Volunteers sought for visually impaired youth camp

April 16, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The list of local volunteer opportunities just got longer and maybe a bit more interesting.

College and high school students as well as local sports enthusiasts and community volunteers are urged to help out during an upcoming sports camp at Western Michigan University for youths with visual impairments.

The WMU Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies will stage the 18th annual Sports Education Camp for Students with Visual Impairments May 1-7. A junior camp is May 1-3 in Flint, followed by a senior camp May 4-7 on the WMU campus. The event will provide an opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills, while having fun and lending a hand.

The junior camp will introduce children to bowling, goalball, gymnastics, swimming, track and field, and wrestling. The senior camp at WMU will include all of those events, plus cycling, judo and power lifting.

Volunteers are needed to donate from four to 50 hours of their time and will serve as sports teachers, dorm help, drivers, guide runners and more. In particular, gymnasts, guide runners, swimmers and wrestlers are needed for sporting events. Also needed are managers of small groups around campus and in dorms.

To volunteer or for more information, call (269) 387-3449 or (296) 387-3455.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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