This weekend will be the first of three for summer games competition at the Iowa Games and as always volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. Executive director Jim Hallihan says volunteers can choose when they want to be part of it. Hallihan says you can go the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau website and sign up for a sport to volunteer in.
Hallihan says volunteers are needed in several areas, for registration, opening ceremonies, for the different sports. Hallihan says if it fits into your schedule you can pick just one weekend to help. He says the big weekend for volunteers is the July 17-19.
The first full weekend of competition begins on Saturday. He says it’s the first time they’ve had a weekend prior to the start of the games. They have baseball, billiards and, sand volleyball, handball and some shooting events this weekend.
Hallihan says about 1,700 runners are expected to take part in the Midnight Madness race Saturday. Sunday they are doing a triatholon at Don Williams Lake in Ogdon. He says the numbers have doubled to over 400 participants for the triathlon.