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Be a part of history: Olympic Heritage Committee and Sugar Pine Point State Park seek volunteers

People the world over are dedicated to sustaining the Olympic ideal. In 1960, much of what is now Ed Zand#8217;berg Sugar Pine Point State Park hosted the 1960 cross-country ski venue. Competitors raced over 57 kilometers of trail through the General and McKinney Creek areas. Jan. 8-17 these historic venues will come alive with the Olympic spirit with special events on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.

A dedicated team of volunteers is needed to bring the Olympic spirit alive to host five special events: The Biathlon Re-enactment, Cross Country Expo and Demo, Local Schools Cross-Country Ski Day, Sanctioned CNISSF High School Nordic Meet and a Biathlon and#8220;Citizens Against the Clockand#8221; ski.

Volunteer opportunities include parking attendants, visitor information center helpers, vendor assistants and trail sweepers. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to be part of something very special. There is an assignment for any dependable volunteer. Get involved with the community and meet your neighbors.

All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation session at Sugar Pine Point State Park Sunday, Jan. 3 or Monday, Jan. 4. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. and last approximately one hour. All volunteers who commit to a minimum of four hours will receive a commemorative Olympic Heritage pin as a small token of appreciation. Most importantly, all volunteers will be bringing the Olympic spirit back to the west shore of Lake Tahoe!

To volunteer contact Ranger Heidi Doyle at hdoyle@parks.ca.gov or leave a message at (530) 525-3341. Visit http://www.squawvalley1960celebration.com for information.