Jun 11, 2011 7:58 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

U.S. Open volunteers get training

Calling all golf fanatics who would like to lend a helping hand at the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.

Volunteers for next month's event came to the Broadmoor Hotel today for their orientation.Approximately three thousand volunteers help with the event. The majority of the spots are filled, but a few are still available.

Volunteers play a vital role in making the event happen and the organizers are fully aware of their contributions.

"The volunteers are huge. We could not do this event without everyone who's volunteering their time, and we're so appreciative that people are willing to do that and sign up. We could not run the event without them," says Volunteer General Co-Chair, Kris Olson.

In order to volunteer, you must be at least thirteen years old.

You may be surprised to find out there is a cost to volunteering -- $125. For that amount, volunteers get admission to the Open, food and beverage while on shift, free parking, two golf shirts, a wind jacket, a ball cap or visor, and a water bottle.

July 4th is military appreciation day and military get in for free, and they get fifty percent off their tickets on all other days.

Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Training at the Broadmoor continues through Sunday, June 12, 2011. Training begins in the morning. You can apply to be a volunteer at tomorrow's training session as well.


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