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Senior Games
August 28, 2009

--The volunteer marketing was well done. I read several articles in local newspapers, and saw (and posted) flyers in parks, coffee shops, etc. --The volunteer sign-up online was very well designed, and easy to navigate. The followup emails from the signup system, indicating what shifts one had signed up for, gave me confidence in the system as well. -- I enjoyed working with the LOC office staff and interns who were very professional, welcoming and friendly. -- I enjoyed working with volunteers onsite at the Games. It was fun to hear the perspectives of younger volunteers on "seniors". I like their energy! -- I think Bonnie Luftig, head of Volunteers, did a terrific job soliciting volunteers, organizing the shifts, and tracking volunteers on site. Thank you!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the enthusiasm of athletes 50+ who are energized, healthy and loving life. The athletes inspire the volunteers.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the other athletes and the Local Organizing Committee staff. All have great energy. The staff worked professionally and efficiently to produce a memorable Games experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Of all ages, and that helped to dispel myths about "seniors". Some younger volunteers said that they will exercise to stay healthy and live a long life. Some may even compete in the Games when they are eligible at 50 years old.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hold Bay Area Games every year and encourage healthy living and exercise for a broader range of those 50 and over in the Bay Area.

Ways to make it better...

no suggestions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & in the LOC office in Spring 2009 before Games; registered athletes at the Games; also competed in track.