Special Olympics Annual Collection Day

The Special Olympics Annual Collection Day that is taking place on Friday the 22nd of April 2016 and they need YOUR help!

This is their biggest national campaign which involves volunteers, supporters and athletes holding bucket collections nationwide and its success would not be possible without the support of organisations like us. The funds raised from this event will go towards continuing sports programme for people with an intellectual disability.

Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. Special Olympics changes lives. Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams and know they can fit in. Special Olympics Ireland enables athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too. Their vision is to build the programme offered by Special Olympics Ireland so that every person with an intellectual disability has the opportunity, in their local community, to participate in high quality sport and development activities that bring life-changing experiences of increased skills, self-confidence and joy. Your support will help them achieve this vision.

Any support you can give us with this campaign would be much appreciated. Team Ireland has received permission from the gardaí as well as local shops to carry out these collections and there will be a local volunteer coordinator on site on the day to meet and greet volunteers and induct them.

If the collection day (Friday the 22nd of April 2016) does not suit there is also the option of supporting them by holding a fundraising event which could be a bake sale, coffee morning, sports day etc. Contact leinster@specialolympics.ie for more information.

The Annual Collection Day takes place nationwide and the money raised from this event funds our programme for adults and children with an intellectual disability in our region. Recently, 88 athletes represented Ireland at The World Summer Games in Los Angeles and came back to a hero’s welcome with 82 medals.