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Volunteers for V.I. Special Olympics Meet Thursday

Special Olympics Virgin Islands is holding a meeting for volunteers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas at Havensight Mall, Suite 313.

The 37th Special Olympics Tri-Island Games and Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled for March 28 at the Charlotte Amalie High School track at 8 a.m.

The Law Enforcement run is new this year. The officers will run with the Olympic torch from the waterfront to CAHS at 7 a.m.

Also new this year is the Special Olympics V.I. chapter director, Jana Lee, who took over after her mother Janice Lee’s retirement last year after 36 years at the helm of the organization.

Since its inception in 1977, the all-volunteer organization known as Special Olympics Virgin Islands has been 100 percent nonprofit as it strives to hold games designed for people 8 years old and older who possess either intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Lee said the meeting is to gather together old and new volunteers to explain how the activity is structured and how it works on game day.

For more information, call Kisha Creque at 776-4303 or Carol Mestemaker at 642-1038.

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