Saturday 3 December 2016

Geary lends support

Published 22/04/2016 | 02:30

Pictured with Anna Geary are Connacht Special Olympic athletes Aine Naughton, left, and Ann Brennan at Kilternan Ski Slope & Loughlinstown Activity Centre in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile
Pictured with Anna Geary are Connacht Special Olympic athletes Aine Naughton, left, and Ann Brennan at Kilternan Ski Slope & Loughlinstown Activity Centre in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile

Camogie legend Anna Geary has urged the public to get behind Special Olympics today on what is the sport charity's nationwide Collection Day.

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Geary is backing Special Olympics Ireland's big Collection Day, which is proudly supported by long-time sponsor eir.

The charity seeks to raise €650,000 in just 24 hours with the money being used to support the programme of sports and training that Special Olympics offers to 9,100 athletes in 360 clubs around the country. 3,000 volunteers will be collecting in 250 locations all over Ireland and shaking buckets over the course of the day.

The Gaelic Players Association and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association have also added their support to the fundraising efforts. Aer Lingus, a long-time supporter of Special Olympics, will also run collections on 185 flights today in support of Collection Day.

Irish Independent

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