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Special Olympics ‘Currently Seeking Superheroes’

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Special Olympics ‘Currently Seeking Superheroes’ thumbnailMembers of Causeway Coast Special Olympics Club gather to launch Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day on May 5.

SPECIAL Olympics Ulster are issuing a call for their annual Collection Day in Derry~Londonderry on Friday May 5 to help transform lives through sport. This year's theme is 'Currently Seeking Superheroes' with the goal of recruiting volunteers to help on the day and inspiring the wider community to give what they can.
Special Olympics has a long history in The Oak-Leaf County. Regional Advancement events are taking place throughout Ulster and the county is well represented across 13 sports including bowling.
Michael Morrow from Coleraine competed at the Ulster Region Bowling Advancement at Lisburn Bowl last month with his team, Causeway Coast Special Olympics Club.
Ulster Regional Director Shaun Cassidy explained the importance of sport in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities like Michael: "Special Olympics Ireland is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport," he said.
“Every day we see athletes demonstrate courage, experience joy and share long lasting friendships.
“Athletes from as young as six can train in a chosen sport and ultimately improve their quality of life. Athletes' families build an invaluable network of friendship and support but money raised through the annual Collection Day is critical to the future of the programme. This year's goal is to raise £550,000 on May 5."

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