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 Support extended support through the following CSR Community Engagement:
- €1000 through sponsorship of South Offaly Special Olympic Bowling Team
- €150 Sponsorship Card collected by Patricia Seery, Payroll Manager for Athlete Nikita Dunican, South Offaly Region
- €1425 for the supply of 100, 40 Litre Waste bins
- €1,600 through partnering with Sanserv supplied cleaning materials at the 4 day event
Referral through a friend
- Sam Dennigan & Company provided Special Olympics with 5 a day (fruit) throughout the 4 day events
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.