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CHARLOTTE – The 24 Foundation is calling on volunteers for the 20th year of 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute.

The signature fundraiser will take place in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood from 7 p.m. July 30 to 7 p.m. July 31. Participants have the opportunity to register for the in-person ‘Looped’ or virtual ‘UnLooped’ event.

“Volunteers are the backbone of 24 Hours of Booty and play a key role in creating an amazing experience for all the participants who are riding or walking to change the course of cancer,” said Katy Ryan, executive director of 24 Foundation. “We encourage people to sign up as an individual, group or family. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to be part of this fun event, while helping impact the lives of people affected by cancer.”

Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to support this year’s event both on and off the Loop in the following areas: packet pick-up; course and venue management; gear drop; booty store; hospitality; kids’ zone; mission tent; hydration station; all purpose; breakdown, as well as ‘UnLooped’ activities to support those who sign up for the virtual ‘UnLooped’ option. Volunteer shifts are assigned in four-hour increments and opportunities are available for individuals and groups, ages 13 and up. All volunteers must register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/24HoursofBooty. For questions, contact 24 Foundation at 704-365-4417 or at contactus@24foundation.org.

Added Ryan, “With the national and state announcements to lift many COVID-19 restrictions, we are thrilled to host a full in-person ‘Looped’ event for the twentieth year of 24 Hours of Booty. Safety is a top priority for our volunteers, participants and all who are involved in our event this year. We will continue working closely with the City of Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Myers Park neighborhood to ensure a successful, safe and fun event for everyone.”

24 Foundation will closely monitor the CDC, state and local guidelines, and safety protocols are subject to change. The following protocols for the event are currently in place:

• A checkpoint at packet pick-up and the event on Friday and Saturday for all participants, volunteers and guests to complete a COVID questionnaire and temperature check screening

• Wristbands to indicate that people have cleared the checkpoint

• Procedures to ensure water and food safety

• 24 Foundation recommends that participants be fully vaccinated and that masks be worn when gathering

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