Special Olympics Club in Leitrim inducted into Hall of Fame

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Special Olympics Club in Leitrim inducted into  Hall of Fame

A presentation was made to the club at Moorlands Equestrian Centre., Drumshanbo

Local Special Olympics Club, South Leitrim Special Olympics Club, has just been inducted into the Gala Hall of Fame. Set up in recognition of the work and effort from athletes, coaches and volunteers in Special Olympics Clubs across the country, the Gala Hall of Fame aims to highlight the good work of these clubs.
The South Leitrim Special Olympics Club was welcomed into the Gala Hall of Fame by Gala Retail Operations Executive, David Mayne, who presented the club with a ‘Gala Hall of Fame’ certificate and a gift hamper during the presentation at the Moorlands Equestrian Centre, Dumshanbo.
Speaking at the presentation, David Mayne, said: “Through Gala’s ongoing partnership with Special Olympics and our employees’ attendance at various regional activities and events, we have constantly been impressed with the level of commitment and effort from the athletes, volunteers and coaches from each Special Olympics Club.
“Gala created the ‘Gala Hall of Fame’ as a recognition of this hard work, providing clubs with a token of our admiration for the work they do in communities across Ireland.”
South Leitrim Special Olympics Club was founded in 2005 to provide sporting opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, and today caters for nearly 31 athletes aged between 8 and 44, who partake in equestrian and swimming activities.
This year, the South Leitrim Special Olympics club athlete has been selected to take part in the Special Olympics Ireland Games, taking place in Dublin in June.
The club has a team of 15 volunteers who give their time to assist with training, sporting and fundraising events throughout the year.