If you can call balls and strikes the Iowa Games will put you to work. The summer sports festival is looking for volunteers to serve as officials for all of the events that will be held during three weekends this month.

Iowa Games executive director Jim Hallihan it’s tough to get volunteers during the year when officials are doing games in season and getting paid. He says volunteer officials may get a t-shirt or meal, but they are really appreciated.

He says without volunteers the event would not exist. Hallihan says they have some volunteers who work all weekend, and with a staff of only 4, he says the volunteers run the event.

Competition begins this weekend. The main weekend, which includes the opening ceremonies, is July 15th through the 18th.