Bus Ã‰ireann to Play its Part on Special Olympics Irelandâ€™s Collection Day
Bus Éireann is proud to announce its involvement in Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day. The collection day, which is the biggest annual fundraising event in the Special Olympics fundraising calendar will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, 15 April 2011. Bus Éireann will play its part on the day by having collections at 12 of its bus stations around the country.
Bus Éireann staff at stations from Tralee to Ballina and from Limerick to Drogheda will help raise essential funds, which will help Special Olympics Ireland continue to grow its programme of sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability throughout Ireland.
This year is particularly significant for Special Olympics Ireland as 126 athletes from Ireland will travel to the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens in June. Competing at these Games is a huge honour as it is the highest level of sporting competition for Special Olympics athletes in the world. The 126 Irish athletes will join 7,000 athletes representing 180 countries competing in over 24 Olympic-type sports from 25 June to 4 July 2011.
Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Bus Éireann is on board again for our annual collection day. This is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland and it is fantastic to have the support of Bus Éireann, which like Special Olympics Ireland reaches out to communities all over the country.”
Last year, Bus Éireann was delighted to transport more than 12,500 athletes, supporters and support staff to and from the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick.
For more information, please visit www.specialolympics.ie.
The Special Olympics Ireland annual collection day will be taking place at the following Bus Éireann stations:
Monday, 11th April, 2011