Special Olympics Connaught
We are delighted to announce that Special Olympics Connaught is our chosen charity. Special Olympics Connaught was the event charity last year and they played an outstanding role in hosting the food stops which they will do again in 2015.
Cyclists will have the opportunity to donate online on the entry form or may raise funds through a sponsorship card. As a contribution to the charity is not inbuilt into the event fee it is hoped that cyclists will support this worthy fundraiser. The funds raised will go towards sending two athletes from Connacht to the World Games in Los Angeles in July 2015.
Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,400 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Longford and Westmeath through our 80 Clubs. Over 30 sports competitions and development days are held annually in all sports.
In July 2015 thousands of athletes will gather in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Summer Games. In Sligo, 2 local athletes will be part of the 88 courageous athletes selected from across the country representing Team Ireland at these iconic Games.
By supporting this cycling event, you will make a real diﬀerence in helping Ireland’s most inspiring athletes live out their dreams on the biggest stage of all. You are going to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of many thousands of people with an intellectual disability who have yet to experience the benefits of Special Olympics across the island of Ireland.
Money raised from this project will assist Special Olympics in achieving its goal which is to see every person on the island of Ireland who has an intellectual disability given the opportunity to participate in a sport or a developmental activity of their choice in their local community.
We wish you every success on your cycle remembering our athletes oath:
“Let me win but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”
Thank you again for your support!
To find out more about Special Olympics Connaught view their website here
How to donate or raise money for Special Olympics Connaught
1) You can donate online when registering for the event
2) You can download a sponsorship card here or request one by phoning 0719161511
3) You can create a My Charity Event Page by clicking here to share with friends on social media.