Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Police & Fire Games needs Volunteers!

Police & Fire Games needs Volunteers!

    Boise, Feb. 29, 2008 - As one major event in the valley, the Special Olympics Winter Games wraps up, volunteers help is needed for the Valley's next big event!

    The Western States Police and Fire Games are coming to Boise this August. 

    Volunteers are needed to help with: 

  • Convention Center with registration.
  • Work in the Games store. 
  • Help with logistics, timing, and scoring of the sporting events.
  • Various venues all over the Treasure Valley, from Ontario to Emmett, Nampa, Meridian, and Boise.

    "We'll have hundreds of families from all over the country visiting and competing in the Treasure Valley that week," said Officer Mike Perkins of the Boise Police Department, and a volunteer helping organize the Games.
    "This is another great opportunity to welcome competitors to our state, show off some Idaho hospitality, and make these Games so successful that national organizers will want to keep bringing the Games back to Boise." said Officer Perkins.

    About the Western States Police and Fire Games:

  • The games take place August 16 - 23, 2008.
  • Estimated to attract between 5,000 and 6,000 competitors from hundreds of police and fire agencies.
  • Bring an estimated $10 - $12 Million to the Treasure Valley economy.
  • Includes more than 56 different sporting events; from angling to wrestling, baseball to western shooting, biathlon, triathlon, karate and kayaking, roller hockey and racketball.

    "Volunteer help is at the heart of making these Games successful," said Officer Perkins. "We know we have lots of individuals and group who will have a great time themselves, and will help Idaho shine."

    To learn more about the 2008 Western States Police and Fire Games, and to sign up to volunteer, log onto www.2008wspfg.org