Countdown – 16 Days to Special Olympics Triathlon!

THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING FOR THE UNIFIED SPORTS TRIATHLON EVENT!
Bozeman Triathlon Club Will Host 2010 State Summer Games Triathlon Competition
Schedule & Venue ● 7:30 to Noon ● Wednesday, May 12 ● Montana State University

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The Excitement is Building! Give It Up for Bango!

Here’s a quick volunteer update, as the event is rapidly approaching and there has been a recent flurry of activity and questions. The Club received the all-important athlete heat sheets on Friday. We are now able to really start our efforts, and are currently coordinating with Special Olympics, reviewing the heat sheets, preparing a draft program, etc. Tomorrow, Triton Sherri Pearson will represent the Club at a Special Olympics committee meeting and obtain even more information for the Unified Sports Triathlon event. Hopefully, we will pull together all of this data and distribute a draft event program to all volunteers by the early part of next week.

The event format and approach will be similar to our successful race last year. Triton Ambassador volunteers will team-up with another Triton Ambassador AND one of the seven Special Olympics triathlon teams. Regarding responsibilities, the Club will adhere to official Triton “chief cook and bottle washer” policy. For four hours on Wednesday morning, the Triton Ambassador team assigned to each Special Olympics triathlon team will serve as its registrar, host, concierge, liaison, coordinator, escort, lap counter, timer, scorer, comic, cheerleader, awards assistant, etcetera, basically doing whatever it takes for that team to have a really successful, positive, and fun experience. Triton Ambassadors  should view themselves as an integral member of their respective triathlon team! We want to have some fun during the competition, too, so yes, in response to one Ambassador’s question last year, if you want, you can bring your pom-poms, jock jam accessories, or dress up and perform like Bango in the video, etc.

To confirm, below is the list of Triton volunteers for the 2010 Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon event. Unless notified otherwise, this week, we will assign your name, alongside another Triton Ambassador, to a Special Olympics triathlon team. Thanks for giving your time, your energy, and your enthusiasm to Special Olympics. We are 16 days away from the largest sporting event in Montana for 2010. It will be fun. It will be rewarding. The excitement is building!

2010 TRIATHLON RACE DIRECTORS
Laurie Thatcher
Sherri Pearson
Art Thompson

2010 TRITON AMBASSADORS
Tony Thatcher
Furry Fulton
Jon Wirth
Becky Hochstein
Chris Martin
Megan Miller
Mary Robbins
Matthew Parks
John Stites
Minde Erickson
Martin Coleman
Teri Kassens
Ben Fisher
Suzie Peters
Brenda Hegel
Alanna Sherstad
Kara Damon