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Move United Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford is set to take over the metro Denver area from July 16-22 – just one week away and it needs 180 more volunteers.  This is the largest and longest-standing national sport championship event for young athletes ages 6-22 with a physical disability, or visual or intellectual impairment.

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Volunteers are needed across a wide variety of opportunities; including announcing, sport-timers, logistics set up and break down, check-in of athletes or volunteers, food and beverage support, fans in the stands, and more. The minimum volunteer requirement is one two-hour shift, on any day of the competition. If you or anyone you know loves working with families and sports, this opportunity is for you!

More than 300 athletes and coaches will participate and compete in the week-long event, including competitions, clinics, education, and social opportunities. The contested sports include archery, para powerlifting, para-triathlon, shooting, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair tennis.

Volunteers help facilitate the national championship event and contribute to its overall success. Individuals interested can apply on Move United’s website and groups of ten or more, such as religious or civic organizations looking for an outreach project, can email jrnationals@moveunitedsport.org for more information on how to volunteer together.

Move United Junior Nationals, presented by The Hartford uses the power of sport to show the athletes and the world what they are capable of. Move United Junior Nationals is also sponsored by the Daniels Fund, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Biogen. For more information about Move United Junior Nationals, visit moveunitedjuniornationals.org.

Move United is the national leader in community adaptive sports, empowering 100,000 youth and adults with disabilities each year to live to their fullest potential. Established in 1956, Move United’s 200 member organizations in 43 states are united by a single mission: ensuring everyone, regardless of ability, experiences the life-changing power of sport and is fully included in their community.

For more information go to www.moveunitedsport.org