Are you ready to cook some hot dogs, help park cars, sign in some amazing cross country teams and in general cheer on some amazing young athletes at this year’s Catawba County United Way’s Cross Country Invitational.
After a year off because of COVID, this 28th annual event is back and scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Southside Park in Newton, and we could use some help.
Our theme this year is “A State of Mind,” with Our State magazine editor Elizabeth Hudson as the guest speaker.
Along with being a chance for some of the best athletes across the region to compete, it is a community service project-oriented event as well. Teams have taken part in everything from community clean-up projects to helping at local soup kitchens to running book drives for elementary school libraries.
The hope is to inspire in these young athletes a love for volunteerism and community service.
We’re looking for 12 to 15 volunteers to help with set-up, cooking, working in our registration and food tents and with break-down after the event.
We expect up to 30 teams this year. The first race starts at 2:40 p.m. and the awards ceremony is at 6 p.m.
We’d like volunteers to get to the park around 1 p.m.
If you are interested call John at the United Way - 828-327-6851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.