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Under-18 Baseball World Cup organizers seek volunteers

Volunteers need for the Under-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay.
Rachelle Gibbs

THUNDER BAY -- Baseball fans in Thunder Bay have the chance to be a part of the upcoming U-18 World Cup, as organizers seek volunteers to help out.

The Under-18 Baseball World Cup is coming to Thunder Bay from September 1 to the 10.

A Volunteer Fair was set up Thursday at Intercity Shopping Centre, to spark interest and get some extra help.

Jobs range from ticket sellers to athlete and umpire support.

The city held the same event in 2010, and organizers and volunteers say it's a rare opportunity to be part of an international tournament.

Volunteer coordinator Rachelle Gibbs said this event is going to be big.

“It’s an international event,” Gibbs said. “We are bringing 12 teams from all around the world to Thunder Bay and we are showcasing our city to 12 different countries.”

Anyone interested will receive information about the jobs available and can check out the uniforms and hats that the volunteers will wear.

The Volunteer Fair continues at Intercity until 8 p.m. Thursday night, and the booth will also be set up there Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(TBT News)