Archive for Monday, April 4, 2011

How to help: Volunteers needed for Wayne Simien Free Throw Tournament Fundraiser

April 4, 2011


Agency: Family Promise of Lawrence

Contact: Samantha Snyder, 845-9261 or

Family Promise of Lawrence is in need of volunteers to help with its upcoming Wayne Simien Free Throw Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help record scores of participating shooters and to ensure they complete their shots in the given time. Volunteers are needed at five different locations throughout Lawrence, and are asked to commit to a three-hour shift, from either 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Contact Samantha Snyder at 845-9261 or for more details and to get signed up to help with this fun event!

Immediate needs

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County needs volunteers to help with its upcoming Bowl For Kids’ Sake events. Lots of volunteers are needed to make BBBS’ largest annual fundraiser a big success. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and will help with a variety of tasks, such as collecting and tallying pledge sheets, passing out T-shirts and pizza, and much more. Contact Cathy Brashler at 843-7359 for more information.

• The 84th annual Kansas Relays will be in Lawrence April 21-23, and more volunteers are needed for the event. Volunteers will help with various duties such as delivering food to officials, directing athletes from one area to another, posting results, retrieving items such as shot puts or discuses and working the check-in tables. Those who volunteer for three hours or more will receive a T-shirt and meals while they are working. Volunteers will attend an informational meeting at 4 p.m. April 17 or 7 p.m. April 18, both at Memorial Stadium. Those interested can contact Debbie Luman at 864-3486 or

• Health Care Access Clinic is in need of volunteers to help with the upcoming Kansas Half Marathon Presented by Hy-Vee. This event, which is the clinic's largest annual fundraiser, will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, and will feature a half marathon, 10K and 5K races, as well as a free half-mile Fun Run/Walk and the Hy-Vee Mile At A Time Marathon Finale. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions on race day in addition to some pre-race projects. Contact Sally Zogry at 841-5760, ext. 209, or

• Central Junior High School is in need of volunteers to provide child care during a weekly class called “Parenting Teens & Tweens with Love & Logic.” Classes will be held at CJHS from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening, through May 3. Volunteers will provide child care for any children in fourth grade or below who come along with their parents. Ideally, there will be two volunteers to help out during each class. If you are available to help, contact Rebecca Clark at 330-2411 or for more information.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Reid at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or, or go to


Kim Murphree 6 years, 8 months ago

Um...shouldn't that be FREE THROW instead of FREE THROUGH tournament?

wmathews 6 years, 8 months ago

Yes, it should. I changed the headline. Thanks for catching that!

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