TO2015 Pan Am Games, Softball Volunteer Outreach - Corrected Email

February 9, 2014

Toronto, ON


TO2015 Pan Am Games, Softball Volunteer Outreach

Come Join Us!

Volunteer with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Games, the largest multi-sport Games ever hosted in Canada, with a footprint stretching across the Greater Golden Horseshoe from Welland to Oshawa to Minden Hills.

Don Bracey, the volunteer Softball Sport Organizing Committee (SOC) Chair with Toronto 2015, is looking to identify some specialized field of play volunteers for the softball training and competition schedule to be held at the President's Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark.  He would like to hear from you if you want to be involved.

Following is some information on what it means to volunteer for the 2015 Games and how to express an interest in softball.

Expectations of a Volunteer

Time Commitment
To ensure a great experience for the athletes, spectators and officials, volunteering with TO2015 requires a significant commitment. This means being available to support the event between the dates of July 10th to 26th, 2015 and/or August 7th to 14th, 2015. In general this will mean 12 shifts over 18 days for the Pan Am Games and/or 6 shifts over 8 days for the Para pan Games.
The softball athletes from across the Americas and Caribbean will be training and competing in The Pan Am Games between the dates of July 7th to July 26th, 2015.
Language Requirements
All volunteers are required to have basic working knowledge of English. To support the athletes and visitors, we are also looking for volunteers who speak French, Spanish or Portuguese and other selected languages.
Age Requirements
The volunteer program is open to individuals 16 years or older. Volunteers under 18 years old will require the permission of their parent or guardian to participate.
Volunteers will be expected to attend up to 4 training sessions to ensure the entire team is on the same page and we are looking to the same goal of delivering and incredible event.
We in softball will ask you to attend additional training as required, for example Field of Play Maintenance and Scorekeeping, to hone your skills.
What Can A Volunteer Expect?
Volunteering at the Games will be once in a lifetime experience. It is an opportunity to showcase the Greater Golden Horseshoe, develop meaningful friendships with fellow volunteers, gain valuable skills and experience and have FUN!
Volunteers will receive :

    Comprehensive training program
    Opportunity for a volunteer certificate
    Official Pan Am / Parapan Am Games uniform
    Refreshments and meals based on shift duration
    Volunteers with accreditation will have access to public transit
    Invitations to special volunteer recognition events

The information in the Softball Guideline will provide some details as to the types of softball roles you can express an interest in and are available based on the current softball schedule.
If you are interested in being involved in softball and want to learn more please read the remainder of this outreach letter, the softball guideline and contact the Softball Organizing Committee Chair, Don Bracey, at softball@toronto2015.org. with your detailed personal information by or before March 14th, 2014.
Please provide the following information when expressing an interest :

    Name, Age and Gender
    Residential Address, City and Postal Code
    Phone Number (home & cell)
    Email Address
    Languages Spoken
    Dates Available - tentative schedule (subject to change)

July 7 to 11, 2015          Men's practice schedule        
July 12 to 18, 2015        Men's Competition    
July 14 to 18, 2015        Women's practice schedule   
July 19 to 26, 2015        Women's Competition

    Position(s) That Interests You The Most
    Softball Experience and Qualifications (please provide detailed info)

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