Alpine World Ski Championships recruitment meeting Thursday in Vail

VAIL — The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are just under a year and a half away and the Vail Valley wants you.

The process of recruiting volunteers for Vail and Beaver Creek’s 2015 World Championships will officially kickoff Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, with the first 215 people in the gate receiving a special 2015 commemorative gift. Prize raffles will also be conducted throughout the evening.

In addition to free food and two free drinks, potential volunteers will also have the opportunity to talk to representatives of various 2015 operational areas and committees in order to get a better idea of where they might like to volunteer.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of any of our events, especially an event with the scope and scale of the 2015 World Championships,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and president of the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee.

Team 2015 is expected to number 2,500 strong, with people from all walks of life volunteering.

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“This is the beginning of an incredible journey for all the members of Team 2015,” said Cheryl Jensen, volunteer committee chairperson for the 2015 Organizing Committee. “Volunteers are absolutely essential to Vail and Beaver Creek producing the best World Championships on record and the memories of being a volunteer for 2015 will last forever.”

Kickoff party participants can apply throughout the evening. Those unable to attend can apply online at http://www.vailbeaver Everyone interested will need to complete the volunteer application form.

Scheduled from Feb. 2-15, 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations.

For additional information on the volunteer application process, visit http://www.vail or contact

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