2013 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament

Welcome to the 2013 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament!

Chicago is excited to be hosting the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL from Thursday, March 7th through Sunday, March 10th. As a volunteer you will be receiving a polo, free parking, Big Ten credentials, and two complimentary tickets to a basketball session of your choice!

As we bring the tournament to Chicago for the 2013, we need the efforts of all volunteers to help make the tournament a fun, memorable, and successful one! We hope you will be a part of this great event!

Important Volunteer Information You Need to Know:

Requirements: All volunteers are requested to register for a total minimum of two (2) shifts, and must sign up on two (2) separate days. Each volunteer must attend a mandatory Volunteer orientation at the Sears Centre Arena on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm CT. The orientation does NOT count towards a volunteer day. Each volunteer shift can range between 4-6 hours. ALL volunteers must be at least 18 years or older.

Availability: Starting March 6th and ending March 10th, numerous positions and time slots will be available for volunteers to register for. The following volunteer positions will need to be filled: Band/Cheer Escort, Bonfire Greeter, Court Monitor, Equipment Assistant, Game Officials Host, Giveaways/T-short toss, Media Hospitality Room Attendant, Production, Team Check-In, Team Liaisons, Ancillary positions, Fan Guest Service, etc.

Training: All volunteers are asked to attend a MANDATORY volunteer orientation at the Sears Centre Arena on Wednesday March 6th at 6:30 pm CT. At the orientation volunteers will receive their official polo, parking passes, tournament information, and job instruction.

Uniform: All volunteers will need to wear their clean and well maintained polo with appropriate clothing, preferably tan khaki pants, and comfortable shoes.

Background Screening: The Big Ten and Sears Centre Arena require volunteers be subject to a background screening to all registered volunteers. The screening will be done at NO COST to the volunteer.

Once the background screening is complete, you will ONLY be informed if you do not pass the screening. All of your volunteer assignments will be dropped, and you will not be allowed to participate as a volunteer for the event.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to working with you at the tournament!

Please click “Register Now” on the top right side of this page to begin your online registration process.

Questions/Comments about Volunteering? Please contact Kyle Gajewski at the following email kyle.gajewski@searscentre.com or by phone at 847-649-2219. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

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