The International Paralympic World Championships in Cable are fast approaching, and the committee is still seeking volunteers to help with this major event.
Cable Area Chamber Event Coordinator Susan Fibert said, “We need like 400 to 500 volunteers” for the 14-day event, which will be from January 21 to February 1, 2015.
So far, 300 volunteers have signed up, but more are needed to help with a number of events.
The athletes will arrive at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Chamber Executive Director James Bolen said volunteers are needed to greet the athletes as they disembark and transport them and their equipment back to Wisconsin.
The events, which are biathlon and cross-country skiing, begin Saturday, Jan. 24. Bolen said the biathlon needs about 75 volunteers just to run the data transfer on the range for shooting and loops.
Volunteers are also needed for a media area, security, at the start and finish lines, setting up the course before the competitions, parking direction, runners/skiers who check the course ahead of time, and for awards ceremonies, to name just a few. To sign up, visit www.cable2015.com/volunteering.