Pictured from Left to Right: Verona Pentony (Head of Governance & Social Responsibility, Ian Dempsey (Today FM), Rebecha McAuley (SO Athlete), Zach Corbett (Governance & Social Responsibility Officer and Matt English (SO Ireland CEO)
The Special Olympics, CEO Matt English expressed his sincere thanks to Momentum Support for the generous donation of cleaning products and other supports for the 2018 Ireland Games. The donation allowed The Special Olympics to significantly reduce the cost of the Summer Ireland Games, in which 1,600 athletes participated in 13 official sports, over three days of competition.
The games were the largest sporting event to take place in Ireland this year with 1600 athletes taking part. The Ireland Games took place in Dublin, June 14th – 17th, primarily in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, as well as various venues throughout the greater Dublin area. Four days of sports took take place across 13 disciplines, with over 2,500 volunteers helping to make the event happen.
Momentum Support also sponsored the South Offaly Bowling Team. Team Member, Nikita Dunican, received a Bronze Medal which was presented by Momentum representative Verona Pentony at the Special Olympics Medal ceremony.
Momentum supported the Special Olympics in the following ways:
- Direct sponsorship of Athlete Nikita Dunican from the South Offaly Region via sponsorship card
- Supplier, Sanserv, partnered with Momentum to support the event
- Sponsorship the supply of waste bins (100 x 40litre),
- Momentum Support donated €1,000 towards the South Offaly Bowling Team,
- 40,000 units of fruit, valued at €15,000
The idea for Momentum Support sponsoring the Special Olympics came from Momentum’s Willie Dunne who highlighted the Special Olympics as a worthwhile cause and Momentum’s Patricia Seery organised the support of Nikita Dunican via sponsorship card.
Momentum Support is delighted to have been a part of this high-profile, emotional and worthwhile event and is proud to have been able to support the athletes and organisers in all their hard work in preparing for and taking part in the Games.