USM needs volunteers for Special Olympics' Area Games

USM needs volunteers for Special Olympics' Area Games

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - Volunteers are needed to help with the Special Olympics of Mississippi Area Three Games scheduled for Saturday, August 8 at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

Volunteers will be used to assist with around 100 athletes who will participate in the games. The area three games will include four events: softball, soccer, horse shoes and croquet.

All games will take place near USM's Technology Learning Center. Set up for the event will start at 7 a.m.

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These games are the precursor to the Special Olympics of Mississippi's Gall Games which will take place in October.

For more information or to sign up to become a volunteer, contact the Southern Miss Institute for Disability Studies at 228.214.3400 or email

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