CLEVELAND – The 2024 Pan-American Masters Games (PAMG) is now just 5 months away and registration for the Volunteer Program powered by FirstEnergy has opened to make this event a success. Approximately 3,000 volunteers are needed to fill more than 5,000 shifts. Volunteers who are interested in helping during the event can visit the online registration portal, which is currently open.
The Games, being held July 12-21, will be one of the largest international events in Cleveland’s history, putting the eyes of the world on Cleveland. In addition to the 26 medal-contending sports, several community events will be available for athletes to help them see even more of Cleveland. Volunteers from across Northeast Ohio will be needed to support events at sports venues across the region.
“The Land cannot wait to welcome athletes from all over the world! Clevelanders are ready to step up as volunteers to provide a warm welcome to all our Masters Athletes and supporters,” said Rachael Stentz-Baugher, Executive Director of the Local Organizing Committee and Senior Vice President of Community & Corporate Engagement for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “We have complete confidence that locals will help us make this event a huge success and continue Cleveland’s impression as a top host city for events.”
Volunteer opportunities fitting a variety of interests are available:
Sports/Competition – Assist with one of our many sports specific positions, these positions vary per sport but there is sure to be something for everyone.
Athlete Check-In – The first point of contact in Cleveland, these important volunteers will help check athletes in at the Huntington Convention Center and provide them with their credential and athlete gift.
Awards Ceremonies presented by Cleveland-Cliffs – Organize and distribute medals/awards, and oversee awards presentations at various venues in Northeast Ohio
Airport Greeters – Greet the athletes at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as they arrive from all over the world.
Hotel Information Stations – Serve as an information point for athletes. Must be able to answer basic questions regarding event venues, schedules and Cleveland. Information will be provided.
Special Events – Assist with making sure our special events such as the Welcome and Farewell Celebration, Night at the Ballpark and Rock and Roll Party run smoothly. Multiple types of positions will be available for each.
Set Up/Tear Down – Assist with setting up and/or tearing down equipment at Huntington Convention Center.
The Games is a flagship event of the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), the world governing body for masters sport which organizes the World Masters Games (WMG), the largest international multisport event for masters athletes in the world.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 222 sporting events which provide more than $917 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.
About International Masters Games Association: The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) is the world governing body for Masters sport who organizes the World Masters Games, the largest multi-sport event for Masters athletes. Founded in 1995 to support the Olympic movement and ‘sport for all’ philosophy, IMGA is a non-profit organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.