Softball - Grand Rapids


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Event Description:

Special Olympics Minnesota is looking for volunteers for the Area 3 Softball Tournament is being held Friday, August 10th at the Portage Park Softball Complex in Cohasset, outside of Grand Rapids, MN.


We are in need of volunteers to serve as softball scorekeepers, umpires, announcers, field maintenance and awards. 


No Softball experience? No problem! A detailed training is given at the beginning of each shift. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with registration, scorekeeping, awards, and much more!


  • You may sign up for one or more shifts.
  • The time listed includes time for sign-in and orientation & training of your role.
  • You will receive a volunteer t-shirt to wear at the competition.



Softball Volunteer Position Descriptions


*Please note training for each of these positions has been scheduled into your shift time. You will be trained before you are placed in any of these positions. Allow 10-15 minutes before your scheduled shift time to allow time to check-in and receive your t-shirt.


Score Table:  One announcer and one scorekeeper will be placed at a field.  Scorekeeper writes down scores, statistics and requested information using softball scorebook, and operate scoreboard.  Announcer is responsible for announcing player’s name, sponsors of the events and Special Olympics Sportsmanship before and during the game.


Umpire: Officiate softball game (Softball knowledge is required).  


Awards Volunteers: This position will be working as part of a team to set up awards, announce awards, and award athletes their ribbons or medals.  These individuals will take results that come in and fill out the award label for the correct athlete and then put in on the appropriate ribbon or medal.  Then they will set up awards by division to be handed out to athletes.  Some members of this team will be responsible for announcing the awards by announcing the athletes name and place while other members of the team award the ribbons or medals to the athlete.  


Volunteer Photographer Position:  We are looking for experienced photographers to capture exciting moments at our sports competition. This is to include the Opening Ceremony, the various events at the competition and the Awards presentation at the conclusion of the event. If you are a great photographer with an eye for capturing the moment, and you click with people as well as the shutter … we want you!


Lunch Service: Helps to set up and serve lunches to Athletes and families.


Age Requirement for Event Volunteers

Ages 15
Can sign-up as an individual by themselves.

Ages 12-14
Can register alongside an adult over 18, must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or chaperone. (Please sign-up both the adult and child 12-14)

In a group situation need a 4 to 1 ratio-meaning one adult (18 years old or older) for every three children.  These groups usually include scout troops, school classes, church groups, etc.

Ages 11 and Younger
Individual ages 11 years old and younger are not given volunteer assignments but are welcomed and encouraged to be cheerleaders as long as they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.  Please do not register for any position.


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Date/Time &
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Event Photographer
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Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Score Table/Record Keeper
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Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Umpire * Must have experience
Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Awards Assistant
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Sat, Aug 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Lunch Service
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Event Meeting Location: Portage Park

25570 Katherine Ave.
Cohasset, MN 55721

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Event Organizer: Dani Druse
Event Category:
Area Competition (Area 03) / Softball (Summer/Fall)