ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students), an after-school tutoring/mentoring program for urban youth in the Twin Cities, is looking for volunteers to help along the bike course of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon. This nationally televised event is taking place on Saturday July 12th at Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis. As a
nonprofit partner for this event, ACES will receive financial and in-kind contributions from Life Time Fitness in return for providing 50+ volunteers. These contributions will go a long way in helping ACES provide quality after-school programs for over 400 Twin Cities youth!
This is a very enjoyable, low-stress, laid back event. In fact, volunteers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit on, and wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag (snacks, water, etc.), and a Twins ticket voucher (2 tickets for $1).
Volunteer duties include:
- Cheering on the athletes
- Warning bike riders of upcoming turns
- Notifying race officials of any injuries
- Warning pedestrians of oncoming racers
Volunteers are welcome to sign-up in groups and volunteer together. Children can volunteer as well, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers will be in groups of 2-4 (or more) and will be placed at intersections along beautiful West River Parkway in South Minneapolis. Volunteer check-in is 6:00am and volunteers will need to be at their
assigned intersection from approximately 7am-12:30pm. The check-in station will be in the Dairy Queen parking lot, located at 4740 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406. For a map of the meeting
location, click here.
If you are interested, please contact, Tom Basquill or call 612-331-3454.