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On-Site Volunteer Registration Open Saturday Morning for Special Olympics Family Festival (SOFF)

Volunteers can register at Lake Land College’s West Building on Saturday                                                                                              

MATTOON, Ill. – Sept. 18, 2019 – Consolidated Communications announced today on-site volunteer registration will be available at the Special Olympics Family Festival (SOFF) on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Lake Land College from 8-10 a.m.

SOFF is a day of non-competitive, fun games and activities for approximately 700 Special Olympics Athletes from central Illinois. It takes more than 1,200 volunteers to make the day a success and the greatest need is Friend-For-A-Day volunteers, who are paired with an athlete for the games and activities.

“To make this day a success for our Athletes, we need approximately 900 Friend-For-A-Day volunteers,” said Brandon Walker, 2019 SOFF Chairperson. “I encourage anyone who is interested in helping to come out and register as a volunteer on site Saturday morning at Lake Land College’s West Building. I guarantee this experience will be one to remember.”

Activities at SOFF begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at approximately 2 p.m. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. General volunteers must be 15 years of age or older and Friend-For-A-Day volunteers should be age 16 years of age or older. You must bring a photo identification to sign up as a volunteer.

Learn more about SOFF, watch informative videos and register as a volunteer prior to Saturday at  The event is only open to registered volunteers and athletes and their family members. SOFF is a non-smoking event. Volunteers can email for more information.

SOFF was founded by Consolidated Communications in 1984, and is organized by its employees along with community partners from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and First Mid Bank & Trust.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 37,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: high-speed Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. From our first connection 125 years ago, Consolidated is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. Visit for more information.

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