Special Olympics Connaught
We are delighted to announce that Special Olympics Connaught is the chosen charity for 2014. A sponsorship card will be issued to all entrants and while it is optional for cyclists to raise money it is hoped that most people will support this worthy fundraiser.
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.
Your contribution will go towards the cost of sending 228 athletes from this region to this summer’s Special Olympics Ireland Games held in limerick 12th -15th June. 1,500 athletes from the 4 corners of Ireland will participate in the 3day residential Games, in 13 sports competitions. From these Games, a team will be selected to represent Ireland at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles.
There is great excitement amongst the athletes and volunteers ahead of the 2014 Games and Special Olympics Connaught would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you to come to Limerick so that you can see how the your donation is benefiting the athletes.
Special Olympics Connaught goals 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. It is through the continued kindness of their donors, both at home and abroad, that they are aided in their mission of growing and developing their programme so that the needs of their 11,000 athletes, and those athletes of the future, continue to be met.
Significantly, Special Olympics Connaught will play a leading role in the hosting of the all important food stops in the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014.
As part of your participation in An Post Tour of Sligo 2014, we are asking you to consider supporting the athletes by completing the sponsorship card you will receive in the post and bringing it to the event on the 4th May or by donating online at www.specialolympics.ie
If you would like to find out more about Special Olympics Connaught and how you can get involved, log on to www.specialolympics.ie.