CALGARY – The Alberta Summer Games in Airdrie was off to a great start as day 2 of competition got underway Saturday.
The event, which is taking place in Airdrie wouldn’t be possible without an army of volunteers.
The city is hosting 3000 athletes, coaches and officials with another 2000 volunteers.
Some volunteers were still signing up as late as Friday afternoon.
“It was pretty scary, we were still recruiting volunteers yesterday,” said Track and Field Chair, Grant Erickson.
“People were making phone calls to friends and family.”
Volunteering is nothing new to Jodie Matsuba-Szucs, who already volunteers for several organizations in Airdrie.
She jumped at the chance to coach at the Alberta Summer Games.
“The satisfaction of creating opportunity, we have a few athletes at the national level and potentially going international,” said Matsuba-Szucs.
Her son is also a volunteer coach and has played at the national level himself.
The Alberta Summer Games wraps up Sunday, July 27th.