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4,000 volunteers needed for Senior Games

Original post made on Apr 3, 2009

With 119 days left until an estimated 30,000 people descend on Palo Alto for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, organizers are looking for volunteers. A lot of them -- like 4,000.

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Posted by Leland Manor Grey Panther Athlete
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

Sign me up! I am qualified age wise but the body isn't currently qualified! I remember fondly all of the Grand Prix running events I participated in back in my race running years and how well organized Anne Cribbs and Tom Osborne were. Those were the days for me! Could you please provide contact information as to how we can sign up? Good luck with finding volunteers. I think high school athletes would be great helpers as well. Stanford, Foothill College and CSM students should not be overlooked as well. Track and Field clubs as well as the 50 Plus group and the Angel Field Ancients should be contacted. I'll bet you have already thought of all of these groups but if you get contact info out I will let you know when I think of more volunteer pools. Speaking of pools, has Anne Cribbs been in a pool recently? Good luck with this wonderful event!

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Posted by Joel Davidson
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:38 am

Just google 2009 Senior Games Palo Alto, CA and click on volunteer. There is a form to fill in and schedule of volunteer events.

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Posted by cieboy
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:57 am

This seems to be a best kept secret. No coverage in the SJ Merc?

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Posted by Susie Thom
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for a great article!

Sign up to volunteer at or call 650.323.9400 x17 to talk with our Volunteer Director or send an e-mail to

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Posted by BP Neighbor
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I checked Facebook and there is only one very vague group for Senior Olympics that comes up in Search if you enter "Senior Olympics". I would like to volunteer my services to help with social networking marketing effort!!!

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Posted by Dennis
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Fb re:
Web Link

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Posted by anne cribbs
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 6, 2009 at 7:49 am

To BP Neighbor - we would love to take advantage of your social networking marketing services.. please call us at 650.323.9400. We have a team of interns from San Jose State media/public relations department who are helping with this effort, and would love to have you included in the effort. Thanks..

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Posted by Jose
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Thank you for the article.

We need to have fun. Sometimes is so little we can do for the political and the economy. But we can have fun and help the seniors have fun.

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Posted by Alessandra Bifulco
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm

to BP neighbor. Search Facebook under 2009 Summer National Senior Games Volunteers. That is the official group. Thanks again!

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Posted by Alice Smith
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

Find out more about one of the sports to be demonstrated at the 2009 Games: Lawn Bowls will be played at the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club.

Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club

474 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-2575
Get directions

There are demonstration games to be played there during the Games. If you want to play at the Club, learn more about joining, try out your skills. Please note the times the club provides demonstrations and tutorials on the website. This is a wonderful sport, and believe me, if I can play, so can most of you. Lower age limit is about 12 years old; no upper limit, thought the ability to hold a bowl and bend are criteria.

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Posted by June Benjamin
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Would like to meet other senior athlete and make a contribution to the smooth running of the games

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