Volunteers are needed for the Carbon County Chapter 7th Bowling Competition Special Olympics PA Carbon County Eastern Sectional Qualifier to be held at Fritz's Lanes, 2nd Street, Lehighton, on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The event will run a little differently than years past due to the large number of athletes involved, as the bowlers will be split into two different "flights" of bowlers.

Flight I will be reporting to the bowling ally at 1:45 p.m. with their competition beginning at around 2 p.m. Flight 2 will report to the bowling ally at 4 p.m. with their competition beginning at around 4:15 p.m. Athletes should report at their assigned times.

Gold medalists in each division will qualify for the SOPA Eastern Sectional Competition to be held April 7 in Allentown.

About 10 volunteers are needed for Flight 1 from 1:30-3:45 p.m., while an additional 14 volunteers are needed from 3:45-6:30 p.m.

Those who wish to volunteer, or for further information, should contact Sheri L. Anthony, SOPA Carbon County Volunteer Coordinator, at sheria@ptd.net.