Zug, 09.01.2020

Helpers are being sought for the Zentralschweizer Sportfest

As a person on the information stand, serving in one of the festival restaurants, as a care-provider in one of the accommodation facilities, or as a functionary at one of the numerous competition venues: the organisation committee of the 17th Central Switzerland Sports Festival (Zentralschweizer Sportfest), which will take place in Zug from June 5th to 7th, is looking for several hundred helpers to cover one or more of the approximately 800 shifts. The committee is chaired by government councillor (Regierungsrat) Martin Pfister.

It goes without saying that the participating gymnastics clubs (Sport Union Ägeri, TSV Concordia Baar, Männersport Hünenberg, TV Hünenberg, Männersportverein Hochwacht Zug) will handle a considerable part of these tasks. But in order to be able to offer the expected 3,000 athletes a unique sports festival, further helpers are needed. Each hour is recompensed with CHF 8. The 17th Central Switzerland Sports Festival is thereby a unique opportunity for clubs to improve their club treasuries.

You can register as a helper via the website https://sportfestzug2020.helferapp.ch/. Associations and individuals who are interested in a helper assignment can contact Gerold Fraefel (gerold.fraefel@sportfestzug2020.ch) with any questions. He is the member of the organising committee responsible for the personnel.

The 17th Central Swiss Sports Festival Zug begins on Friday, June 5, with the Movement Festival (Bewegungsfest). From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., along the lake promenade between the old town and the Schützenmatt, everyone is invited to take part in ‘Chogelitrööle’ (a Hünenberg tradition carried out over 6 km), a frisbee tournament or a discovery tour through the old town of Zug. In this way, people will be made aware of the importance of movement and sport. But helpers are not only sought for the Movement Festival, but also for the construction, the catering on the Stierenmarkt area, looking after the accommodation facilities and camping sites, or for the preparation of the competition sites.

The competitions themselves will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 6th, at the various sports facilities in Herti, at the Kantonsschule Zug, in the Schützenmatt and in the GIBZ Zug. Special Olympics competitions for people with disabilities will also be carried out within the framework of the Sport Festival. In the evening, there will be celebrations in the Curling Hall (beer bar with DJ), in the Academy Arena (gymnastics party with the Blaumeisen) and in the Stierenmarkt area (coffee shop with the One Night Band). The need for helpers is correspondingly high.

Things will be quieter on Sunday, June 7th, with the programme including a festive mass and the closing ceremony. Helpers are primarily needed for the accommodation facilities, for cleaning up and for the operation of the catering.

Further information at www.sportfestzug2020.ch