The World Dwarf Games will be held at Michigan State University from Aug. 3-10, and organizers are seeking volunteers to help out with the games.
The World Dwarf Games are hosted by the Dwarf Athletic Association of America, a nonprofit that provides amateur athletic opportunities for people with dwarfism.
Volunteers will be asked to greet spectators and guide them to the various events, as well as assist athletes and event officials. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and can choose the days and times they are available.
Campaign support director Amy Welch said there are opportunities for volunteers with specific sport knowledge to help out with individual games.
“Specifically, we’re looking for people who know anything about boccia, to help out with that event,” Welch said. “We don’t have anyone yet for that.” Boccia is a precision throwing game, similar to the lawn game bocce ball. In boccia, players throw leather balls at a target, with points given to the person who throws closest.