Special Olympics Collection Day at Garvey’s SuperValu

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The Oileán Beó / Special Olympics Ireland Collection team for tomorrow’s collection at Garvey’s SuperValu in Castleisland. Seated: Lisa Cronin, instructor Oileán Beó with: Breda O’Donoghue, Special Olympics Kerry coordinator; Noreen McGuire and Clare Rohan. Back: Mary Claire McCarthy, Mary Flynn, Susan O’Keeffe, Seán Hanly, Oileán Beó instructor and Margaret Enright. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The Castleisland Branch of Special Olympics Ireland has organised a collection for this Friday, April 22nd at Garvey’s SuperValu here in Castleisland. This is in step with similar arrangements in towns and villages throughout the country.
In conjunction with a team of collectors from the An Riocht AC based Oileán Beó, Breda will be at Garvey for most of Friday.
An experienced Special Olympics volunteer, Breda has been invited to take on the voluntary role of Special Olympics Ireland, Kerry co-ordinator.

Volunteer Since 2010 Limerick Games
She has been a volunteer since the Special Olympics Ireland games in Limerick in 2010 and she stepped in again when the world games were held in Greece in June and July 2011
Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. They also provide their athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. Special Olympics changes lives.

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Games volunteer, Breda O’Donoghue in Athens in July 2011 with John Tracey, Chief Executive Irish Sports Council and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Marathon Silver medalist.

Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can fit in.

Achieve and Win in Sport and Life
Involvement enables their athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too. In order to help continue the work of the organisation it relies on its volunteers and supporters. They ask you, where you can, to join a fundraising event or organise your own. Special Olympics Ireland are looking for volunteers for tomorrow as well as businesses and individuals to host coffee mornings. Any assistance you can offer Special Olympics on April 22nd would be greatly appreciated.
If you need help or advise in organising your own event, you’re invited to contact Lynda on 085 80 53 242. For more on Munster Special Olympics please click on the link here: http://www.specialolympics.ie/GETINVOLVED/MUNSTER.aspx