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Special Olympics Ireland Celebrates Success of Ireland Games 2018

11 June 2018

Last weekend Special Olympics Ireland hosted the Ireland Games at the National Sports Campus in Dublin. The Ireland Games is the largest sporting event to be hosted in Ireland this summer involving 14 sports, 1600 athletes and 2500 volunteers.

Following the success of the Games, Special Olympics Ireland is calling on your help to support our local clubs here in Ulster. In the Ulster Region, we have 64 community sports clubs, special schools, adult centres and services providing weekly training sessions to over 2000 athletes. All of our clubs are managed by teams of volunteers who give their valuable time to ensure our athletes can grow, develop and perform at regional, national and international events.

Special Olympics Ulster is offering you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of our athletes by taking up one of our volunteer vacancies in the following clubs:

Tumble to success with Salto Gymnastics Special Olympics Club East Belfast
Banbridge Special Olympics Club
Get bowled over at High Rollers Special Olympics Club
Get bowled over at Lisburn2gether Special Olympics Club
Can you help Carrick Chargers, Charge to success?
Join the Wolf Pack in Belfast
North Belfast
Make a splash with Causeway Coast Special Olympics Club
Make a splash with Six Mile Sharks Special Olympics Club
Get bowled over at Pin Pals Special Olympics Club
Ripples Special Olympics Club
Armagh Special Olympics Club
Omagh Spires Special Olympics Club
Ballymoney Special Olympics Club
Serving up a great opportunity with Down Special Olympics Club
       Down Special Olympics Club - Football volunteers
      Down Special Olympics Club - Table Tennis Volunteers
      Down Special Olympics Club - Bocce Volunteers
      Down Special Olympics Club - Golf Volunteers


Kate Pollock, who has been volunteering with local Special Olympics Clubs in Belfast for over 20 years, says “It brings me a lot of pleasure to work with the Special Olympics athletes in the club. The club offers athletes an opportunity to develop over the course of the sporting year. To know that you have made an impact on the lives of others is a fantastic feeling!”

For more information on Special Olympics Ireland, please contact Keith Thompson on 028 9089 2994 or keith.thompson@specialolympics.ie