Fort Adams in Newport will be the host of this year's International Quidditch Association (IQA) Northeast Regional Championship Tournament on Nov. 17 and 18, 2012.
For those unfamiliar with Quidditch, it began as a fictional sport created by British author J. K. Rowling for the Harry Potter book series. Matches are played between two teams of seven players riding flying broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals, three on each side of the Quidditch pitch (field).
Since 2005, the sport has been adapted in the real world by the International Quidditch Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to "governing the sport of Quidditch and inspiring young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives." Click here for more information.
If you're a die-hard Harry Potter fan or simply think this sounds interesting enough to take part in, sign up to volunteer at the Northeast Regional Championship Tournament by Nov. 12!
You don't have to be familiar with Quidditch and/or the Harry Potter series in order to sign up. NERC members are more than happy to give you a crash course that'll help you get through the weekend. Just show up, be ready to work, and have a good time! Quidditch at Fort Adams will be an event you'll never forget.
Click here or see the attached PDF for for a list of available volunteer positions. The IQA is in immediate need of: an Assistant Volunteer Manager, Marketing crew for PR and Social Media on-site, Equipment managers and Field Managers.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions or concerns. See you on the pitch!