COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Special Olympics Texas is struggling to increase their volunteer count.

The Fall Classic event is just nine days away and 500 volunteers are still needed to help out throughout the event.

Bocce Competition needs 287 volunteers and Athlete Village needs 150 people. Additional slots are open for Friday's Aquatics and Golf events.

So far 1,752 athletes are registered to compete October 13-15, 2016.

Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up for a shift here. Click on the volunteer tab and select the event.