It Takes a Village
WGI Honors International Volunteer Day, 2014 Volunteer Sign-ups Start Today!
Join The Glen and welcome fans to one of our 2014 events!
WATKINS GLEN, NY – In honor of International Volunteer Day (December 5), Watkins Glen International would like to remind non-profits and school groups, as well as civic, church, and charitable organizations of the endless volunteering opportunities that are available in 2014, starting with Opening Weekend, April 12-13.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of our events each year,” stated Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International. “We build many small cities each season at our facility and are happy to give back to multiple organizations for providing us with the help that we need. It is a win-win!”
Watkins Glen International is taking sign–ups now in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season starting with Opening Weekend, April 12-13, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship during Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (June 26-29), SCCA Glen Double Nationals (July 4-6), Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese (July 11-13), Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen (August 7-10), and Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver (September 5-7).
Volunteer positions include, but are not limited to: food and beverage service assistance, retail sales, guest services, worker registration, grandstand ushers, ticketing, driving courtesy carts, and gate support.
The Glen donates to each non-profit group or charitable organization in acknowledgement for volunteering their time and energy. If a non-profit group or organization is interested in volunteering during any or all of the 2014 event weekends applications are available online and must be submitted by January 31, 2014. Applications can also be sent via email to Marianne Shoemaker at email@example.com or by mail to WGI Guest Services, P.O. Box 500, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America. Mark your calendars for TUDOR United SportsCar Championship during Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen June 26-29, as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It™ 355 and Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at The Glen August 7-10. Tickets go on sale December 16 and are available by calling 866.461.RACE or at www.TheGlen.com. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
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