Attention all athletic trainers and athletic training students….
Looking for a fun and rewarding way to kick off your summer? Consider volunteering as part of the medical team for the Special Olympics of Missouri (SOMO) State Summer Games in Springfield, Missouri. As the world’s largest sports organizations with nearly 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries, Special Olympics uses the power of sports to empower people with intellectual disabilities to discover new strengths, abilities, skills, and success (www.somo.org). More than 2,000 athletes along with coaches, family and friends from across Missouri will converge in Springfield May 20-22, 2016 for the SOMO State Summer Games. Volunteers play a crucial role in putting on these games for athletes. At events, medical personnel are responsible for evaluating the extent of an injury, applying ice, Band-Aids, or simply determining the proper course of action. All medical volunteers are required, at minimum, to be first aid/CPR certified.
If you would like more detailed information on the medical aspect or are interested in volunteering your time as part of the medical team for the SOMO State Summer Games, please contact Kristin Tivener, MET, ATC the volunteer medical coordinator at KTivener@MissouriState.edu