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Sports camps for visually impaired seek volunteers

April 26, 2006

KALAMAZOO--College and high school students, as well as area sports enthusiasts and members of the community are invited to volunteer for the 19th annual Sports Education Camps for youths with visual impairments May 7-13 at Western Michigan University.

The WMU Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies is offering two camps, a junior camp May 7-9 for ages 10-12 and a senior camp May 10-13 for ages 13-16. The junior camp will offer introductions to goalball, gymnastics, swimming, track and field, wrestling, and bowling, while the senior camp will offer those events plus cycling, judo and power lifting.

Volunteers can donate anywhere from four to 50 hours of their time as sports teachers, dorm helpers, drivers, guide runners and other roles. In particular, gymnasts, guide runners, swimmers and wrestlers are needed for sporting events. People also are needed to manage small groups around campus and in dorms.

To volunteer or for more information, call (296) 387-3455 or send e-mail to sec@wmich.edu.

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

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