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Volunteers needed for annual US Police & Fire Championships in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Volunteers are needed for the annual United States Police & Fire Championships, to be held June 16-24 at various locations throughout San Diego County.

The event, which began in 1967 as the California Police Olympics, promotes physical fitness, camaraderie and sport within the communities of public safety personnel. Competitions are open to full time law enforcement and firefighting personnel.

Over 55 sporting events will take place this year, with nearly 5,000 competitors.

Community members who wish to support the event by volunteering are needed for the following events:

Basketball 3v3 & 5v5 at Cathedral High
· Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 21

Bowling in Mira Mesa start time 8am
· Wednesday, June 20 – Friday, June 22

· Saturday, June 16 at Sycuan
· Sunday, June 17 in Mira Mesa
· Monday, June 18 at Buckman Springs
· Tuesday, June 19 at Valley View Casino Center
· Wednesday, June 20 at Sycuan

Flag Football at Cathedral High
· Monday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 20

Golf at three sites: River Walk, Salt Creek, and Sycuan with start times of 6:15am
· Monday - Wednesday, June 18 - 20

Horseshoes at Balboa Park Horseshoe Club
· Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 21

Ice Hockey at the Kroc Center
· Tuesday, June 19 – Friday, June 22

½ Marathon in Coronado
· Monday, June 18 at 6:00am

Roller Hockey at Kit Carson Park in Escondido
· Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17

Softball: two locations Santee and Poway start time 8am.
· Saturday, June 16 – Friday, June 22

Soccer: Hourglass Fields in Mira Mesa
· Monday, June 18 – Saturday, June 23

Tennis: at Sycuan Resort start time 8am
· Monday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 20,

Toughest Competitor Alive: at Mt. Carmel High School, shifts vary starting at 6am
· Sunday, June 17

Track & Field: at Cal State San Marcos start time 8am
· Friday & Saturday, June 22 -23

Administrative support volunteers will help with various tasks, including registration, medal management, logistics, assisting with sports games, and sports volunteers will help with course monitoring, time keeping, score keeping, registration verification and spotters.

Strong volunteers are also needed to assist with weight lifting events.

All levels of expertise are welcome, and no prior experience is required. Volunteers receive a free event t-shirt, a meal during their shift, and lots of opportunities to meet new people, have fun, and support public safety personnel.

To volunteer, contact Cheli Mohamed at cheli@cpaf.org or call 619-886-3152.

For more information, click HERE.