Melissa Stiner

Hello everyone! My name is Ella Jablonski, one of the athlete reps on the DEI committee. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a Special Olympics of Washington (SOWA) regional swim meet at KCAC. It was a great experience where I was able to interact with many of the athletes, as well as help out in the sport that I love and have been involved with for many years. I was made aware they were short on volunteers and are hoping to enlist more people to help out at their next meet at KCAC on June 18th. There will be 400 swimmers from across the state competing at this meet. I would love to spread the word about this event to other swimmers or people connected to PNS that could potentially volunteer for this important event and support our goals of Inclusion.  Please find more details below:


Washington State Spring Games

Date: Saturday, June 18th

Location: Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center

Sign up link to volunteer:  https://sowa2022statespringgames.my-trs.com/


This link will lead to a sign up for the Special Olympics' Spring Games.  After clicking "Register Now" there will be a menu where you can first select your age, and will then be able to choose which sport and what roles you would like to volunteer with. Attached below is a document with more information from the Special Olympics detailing volunteer roles.  


Please feel free to pass along to your swim teams and friends!  We'd love to have strong support from our PNS athletes.