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APPTAC 2019 Duathlon Volunteer

Signup Deadline: 10-01-2019
Starts: 11-16-2019
Ends: 11-16-2019
Location: Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 volunteer opportunity location

Description:

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The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy will be hosting this bike and run event for 50 children and young adults with diverse abilities at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, in conjunction with the APPT Annual Conference (APPTAC). The goal of this event is to promote physical activity and affirm the Academy’s vision to optimize movement for lifelong meaningful participation of all children. Sponsors and volunteers are working together to make this event special for all those involved.

Volunteers will be required to attend a training on Saturday, Nov 16, at 7:00 am; the event will wrap up around 11:30 am. The training will review the importance of physical fitness for individuals with disabilities and workouts to increase strength and endurance for running. Volunteers will also learn how to perform a basic bike fit and be introduced to some of the bicycle models and modifications available. Following training, attendees will actively participate as a team to inspire these athletes to achieve their fitness goals.

If you would like to join us, please apply by Oct 1. Volunteers will be notified by email of their assignment and additional details in early October.

Please indicate which specific aspect of the Duathlon you are most interested in when answering the application question "Why are you interested in this opportunity?"  Options are listed below:

  • Set Up - 6:00 am start
  • Work at Station/Registration Table
  • Participant Buddy (move with athlete through bike and run)
  • Bike Adjustments
  • Willing to help anywhere
​​Submission of a CV is not required to apply.​

Qualifications:

Advocacy
Communications
Community outreach
Education
Mentoring
Onsite assistance at a meeting
Public awareness
Student opportunities

Volunteers Needed:

140 (140 open slots)

Experience Required:

No experience

Contact:

Cindy Sliwa
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy