Below is a continuing summary of the planning of the Special Olympics Massachusetts Fall Tournamnet. The tournament has been run with the help of students of Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass (Formally Governor Dummer Academy.) Students will update their progress on this blog through the event.
Special Olympics Fall Tournament planning 2009 is going great! At our most recent meeting, we discussed our major fundraising event, “Strides for Shriver.” We already have plenty of people signing up to run and volunteer as well as a t-shirt design in the making. Everyone is getting excited for the race on October 18th, and our school newspaper is running updates on our progress and reminders about the run. Also at the meeting, each group quickly summarized their progress thus far and updated the group about any new sponsors or donations. We already have local businesses donating to the cause and people in the area getting excited about volunteering. We have an article in the works for the school newspaper, and we’re hoping to get it sent to some local newspapers to recruit more volunteers and encourage people to come and enjoy the day with us as spectators.
At Governor’s Academy, students are signing up every day for volunteer positions and it’s truly becoming a campus-wide event, involving virtually the entire student body even if they are not heads or shadows. As November 7th gets closer and closer, our work level increases but most importantly our excitement grows. We hope the 2009 Special Olympics Fall Tournament will be the best one yet!