Thursday February 23, 2012

Calling All Volunteers

The NCAA First Four Festival needs 300 volunteers to help stage a free, all-day festival in the Oregon District on Selection Sunday.

The NCAA First Four Festival committee is seeking approximately 300 volunteers to help stage an all-day free festival in the Oregon District on Sunday, March 11.

Volunteers are needed to set up, greet guests, assist with the First Four-Miler Race registration, serve refreshments, run kid-friendly activities, troubleshoot and help with clean up after the event.

To volunteer, fill out and return the volunteer sign-up form. The deadline to volunteer is March 2.

Community organizers expect thousands to attend the inaugural First Four Festival on Selection Sunday. The event will feature big-screen TVs for watching conference championships throughout the day and the tournament picks, live music and entertainment, a fun run, family activities, heated tents with refreshments and various displays.

This is the second year the University of Dayton has hosted the First Four games. The University of Dayton Arena will be the site for the tournament again next year, as well as the second- and third-round games.

With 10,000 tickets sold or committed, the local organizing committee is shooting for a sell-out.