Operation Trackshoes needs volunteers for UVic event

Sporting festival allows developmentally disabled individuals to compete

A total of 350 volunteers are needed to make the annual Operation Trackshoes run.

The event, set for June 14 to 16 at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium, gives developmentally disabled athletes a chance to compete in athletic events. Organizers are expecting an increase in the number of participants this year from the more than 500 who took part in 2012.

This specialized competition is the only provincial sports festival many athletes can attend, and for every volunteer, two or more athletes can participate. For more information on helping out, visit trackshoes.ca and click on volunteers needed.