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SPORTS YOKOHAMA Vol.36 : Feature(4/5)

Volunteers Who Support Sporting Events

There are many people in Yokohama who support sports activities in the city, including the members of the Sports Promotion Committee Liaison Council, Youth Counselor Liaison Council, Sawayaka Sports Promotion Committee and various sports associations. They support a vast range of sports activities, from international competitions to local sporting events, devoting their time to volunteer efforts. What kinds of activities do they do, and how do they feel about their efforts?

Yokohama 2002 [2002 World Cup Yokohama Volunteer Group]

Yokohama 2002 is a volunteer group formed by the Yokohama residents who worked as volunteers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. By leveraging the experiences they gained at the World Cup, members of the group engage in volunteer activities for the purposes of supporting the development of Yokohama City and promoting good health among its residents. Yokohama 2002 is the largest volunteer group in the city, with a membership of 233 (as of January 2013). Members take part in the group’s activities because they want to contribute to society by making good use of the know-how and skill they have acquired in their careers. Yokohama World Walk, an annual event held on May 5 in which Yokohama 2002 participates from the planning stage, marks its 10th anniversary this year.
The members say that they feel the happiest when people give them words of appreciation, like “Thank you” and “Good work.”
Yokohama 2002, an indispensable organization for hosting sporting events, always stays in action.

Major sporting events to which Yokohama 2002 contributed in 2012
Yokohama World Walk, Yokohama Seaside Triathlon, World Triathlon Yokohama, etc.

Osamu Watanabe, representative of Yokohama 2002
Osamu Watanabe, representative of Yokohama 2002

Yokohama World Walk
Yokohama World Walk World Triathlon Yokohama
World Triathlon Yokohama

Nissan Stadium Volunteers

The International Stadium Yokohama put out a call for volunteers in 1998, and the group was formed the following year. Even now, over 200 members volunteer mainly at Nissan Stadium.
Mr. Yasuda of the secretariat, one of the founding members, has worked for the group for 14 years now. He does volunteer activities because he wants to express his gratitude for the people who have supported him and the local community in which they live. Mr. Yasuda says that it is a great pleasure to exchange information with volunteers from other areas who feel the same way.
Nissan Stadium volunteers provide support in running events at Nissan Stadium. The tasks they perform vary from event to event. At a J League soccer game, the volunteers hand out flyers near the gate and check tickets. When the Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race is held, they serve as receptionists, guide runners and give a tour around the stadium.

Mr. Yasuda now deals mainly with general management jobs, such as the assignment of volunteer members, rather than working on the ground. He says that he sees to it that volunteers can work comfortably.

Major sporting events to which Nissan Stadium volunteers contributed in 2012
J League games, Nissan Stadium Cycle Park Festival, Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race, etc.

Toshio Yasuda of the Nissan Stadium Volunteer Secretariat
Toshio Yasuda of the Nissan Stadium Volunteer Secretariat

Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race
Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race Nissan Stadium Cycle Park Festival
Nissan Stadium Cycle Park Festival

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Volunteers Who Support Sporting Events

There are many people in Yokohama who support sports activities in the city, including the members of the Sports Promotion Committee Liaison Council, Youth Counselor Liaison Council, Sawayaka Sports Promotion Committee and various sports associations. They support a vast range of sports activities, from international competitions to local sporting events, devoting their time to volunteer efforts. What kinds of activities do they do, and how do they feel about their efforts?

Yokohama 2002 [2002 World Cup Yokohama Volunteer Group]

Yokohama 2002 is a volunteer group formed by the Yokohama residents who worked as volunteers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. By leveraging the experiences they gained at the World Cup, members of the group engage in volunteer activities for the purposes of supporting the development of Yokohama City and promoting good health among its residents. Yokohama 2002 is the largest volunteer group in the city, with a membership of 233 (as of January 2013). Members take part in the group’s activities because they want to contribute to society by making good use of the know-how and skill they have acquired in their careers. Yokohama World Walk, an annual event held on May 5 in which Yokohama 2002 participates from the planning stage, marks its 10th anniversary this year.
The members say that they feel the happiest when people give them words of appreciation, like “Thank you” and “Good work.”
Yokohama 2002, an indispensable organization for hosting sporting events, always stays in action.

Major sporting events to which Yokohama 2002 contributed in 2012
Yokohama World Walk, Yokohama Seaside Triathlon, World Triathlon Yokohama, etc.

Osamu Watanabe, representative of Yokohama 2002
Osamu Watanabe, representative of Yokohama 2002

Yokohama World Walk
Yokohama World Walk World Triathlon Yokohama
World Triathlon Yokohama

Nissan Stadium Volunteers

The International Stadium Yokohama put out a call for volunteers in 1998, and the group was formed the following year. Even now, over 200 members volunteer mainly at Nissan Stadium.
Mr. Yasuda of the secretariat, one of the founding members, has worked for the group for 14 years now. He does volunteer activities because he wants to express his gratitude for the people who have supported him and the local community in which they live. Mr. Yasuda says that it is a great pleasure to exchange information with volunteers from other areas who feel the same way.
Nissan Stadium volunteers provide support in running events at Nissan Stadium. The tasks they perform vary from event to event. At a J League soccer game, the volunteers hand out flyers near the gate and check tickets. When the Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race is held, they serve as receptionists, guide runners and give a tour around the stadium.

Mr. Yasuda now deals mainly with general management jobs, such as the assignment of volunteer members, rather than working on the ground. He says that he sees to it that volunteers can work comfortably.

Major sporting events to which Nissan Stadium volunteers contributed in 2012
J League games, Nissan Stadium Cycle Park Festival, Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race, etc.

Toshio Yasuda of the Nissan Stadium Volunteer Secretariat
Toshio Yasuda of the Nissan Stadium Volunteer Secretariat

Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race
Nissan Stadium Ekiden marathon race Nissan Stadium Cycle Park Festival
Nissan Stadium Cycle Park Festival

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