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Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics’ Area Three Games on August 8

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The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus has partnered with Special Olympics of Mississippi to host the Area Three Games on Saturday, August 8, at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Volunteers are needed to assist with nearly 100 athletes participating in the games.

The Area Three Games, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., are the precursor to the Special Olympics of Mississippi’s Fall Games to be held in October. The Area Three Games will include four events: softball, soccer, horse shoes, and croquet. All events will be held near the institute’s Technology Learning Center and set-up for the event will begin at 7 a.m. To view a map of the Gulf Park campus, visit

For more information or to sign up to become a volunteer, contact the Southern Miss Institute for Disability Studies at 228.214.3400 or email