FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Turnstone and the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) will host the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and Judo International Qualifier this summer from June 28th – July 10th in Fort Wayne, IN. This event is one of the final opportunities for elite athletes to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in the sports of goalball and blind judo. Volunteer registration is now open for those who would like to be part of the historic competition.
This summer’s event will be the first time it has been hosted within the United States and is expected to be the largest international event in Fort Wayne’s history. The size of this event requires over 600 volunteers for the 11-day event.
A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available including guidance/operational support, event planning, registration, security, team liaison, line judging, medical, technology, chaperoning, ceremonies, setup, meals, marketing, and much more! Volunteer opportunities are scheduled in 2, 4, or 8 hours shifts and can cover one or multiple days.
Organizers say that groups can also participate and that scheduling is customizable.
Organizers say that Fort Wayne’s role as host city for the 2019 IBSA Goalball and Judo International Qualifier is a testament to the reputation the community has garnered for accessibility and hospitality. Around 500 athletes and 100 coaches from 40 different countries are traveling to compete in Fort Wayne.
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