Exciting Volunteer Opportunities Still Available for Three Major Events at Watkins Glen International

Join WGI Team for Phish’s Super Ball IX, Finger Lakes Wine Festival, and Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen


Group volunteer opportunities are still available for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy Cheese, and Super Ball IX.


Watkins Glen, NY – The 2011 season at legendary Watkins Glen International is moving quickly, but it is not too late to become part of the action in July and August.  The Glen is offering exciting volunteer opportunities for groups during the Phish music festival Super Ball IX, July 1-3, Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, July 15-17, and Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, August 11-14. Each of these three events provides an excellent fundraising chance for groups and organizations.

Those volunteering during Super Ball IX will be assigned to a variety of food and beverage locations throughout the concert area. Americrown will provide the necessary orientation and training the week prior to the event to help ensure that all groups are full prepared for their assigned tasks.   Aside from the fundraising opportunity, the perks of volunteering during Super Ball IX include free camping at the track and the chance to hear all seven sets that Phish is scheduled to perform. Interested groups should contact Joe Green at 607.535.2486 ext. 208 or jgreen@americrown.com

While many of the volunteer positions for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese have been filled there remains one area in particular that still needs help. There are numerous rinse stations throughout the festival grounds that allow tasters to clean their wine glasses and cleanse their palate in order to fully appreciate the delicious Finger Lakes wines. The refilling of these stations is a key part in providing the type of taster experience that helps the festival grow each year.  Any group that volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a one-day Taster’s Pass.  Applications and information about volunteer opportunities may be found on www.flwinefest.com/volunteer.html.  

The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen event weekend brings over 100,000 fans to the Finger Lakes region each year. The highlight of each season at The Glen, NASCAR’s annual visit provides yet another chance for groups to work towards their fundraising goals.  WGI is looking for ushers to work in one of the eight grandstands located around the historic road course.  Ushers are responsible for a wide range of duties including answering questions from fans, providing any assistance to a guest in need, monitoring their assigned grandstands and much more.  Groups can get more information and download the volunteer application by going to www.TheGlen.com and clicking on the “Working with Us” option located under the “About The Glen” tab at the top of the homepage. 

Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or visiting the official website www.TheGlen.com.  Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.  The Shop is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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