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    2011 WORLD SCHOLAR-ATHLETE GAMES

    On June 26 – July 4, 2011, the Institute for International Sport will host its 5th World Scholar-Athlete Games (WSAG) in the Greater Hartford Area, Connecticut USA. The Gameswelcome 15-19 year old scholar-athletes and scholar-artists, from all fifty states and over 160 nations, to explore common ground, conduct leadership training and develop peace initiatives through sport and the arts.

    The Institute for International Sport is a non-profit organization, striving to build a network of globally aware teenagers who are interested in becoming humanitarian leaders and peace ambassadors in their home countries and communities. Held once every four years beginning in 1993, the Games are founded on the belief that common activities, such as sport and the arts, can foster understanding and friendship amongst students from differing backgrounds. There are 21 sports activities (Baseball, Basketball, Bridge, Chess, Crew, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling) and 8 arts programs (Choir, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Digital Photography, Symphony, Theatre, and Visual Arts).

    Participants will also take part in the Games Theme Days program which serves as a forum to unite all participants in discussions of global issues such as environment and sustainability, world peace, ethics in journalism, sportsmanship and fair play, leadership, ethics and responsibility in technology and race relations. The Games are followed by the World Youth Peace Summit, which features keynote speakers: General Colin Powell, Vice President Al Gore, and author of Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson.

    If you are interested in participating or volunteering in the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games please visit the Games web site at www.internationalsport.com/wsag/ or contact Qinglan Wang the Director of Arts at qwang@internationalsport.com (401) 874-9389.

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    Volunteers are needed in two categories general support and coaches/instructors. General Volunteers will be responsible for registration/orientation, event operations, refereeing games, managing/staffing evening activities and cultural activities. Coaches/ Arts Instructors will be responsible for coaching and leading art programs. Full-time volunteers are given a $150 travel stipend if traveling more than 150 miles to the Games.

    To join us as a Volunteer for the World Scholar-Athlete Games and/or World Youth Peace Summit, please download and submit the online application at: http://www.internationalsport.com/ws...ortunities.cfm or contact Jackie Donnelly, Director of Volunteers via email jdonnelly@internationalsport.com or phone (410) 874-9194.

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