Pictured below is:
Annette Codd, (Regional Director, Special Olympics Leinster) John Treacy, (CEO, Irish Sports Council) Patrick Akpoveta , Peggy Mason, Shane Carolan (all Special Olympics volunteers) and Matt English (CEO, Special Olympics Ireland)
Minster of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring announced the winners of the National Volunteers in Sports Awards on Wednesday November 19th at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.View Story ▼Minster of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring announced the winners of the National Volunteers in Sports Awards on Wednesday November 19th at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The National Volunteer in Sport Awards were started in 2007, headed up by the Federation of Irish Sports - which represents some 72 National Governing Bodies and 28 Local Sports Partnerships: they estimate there are now 500,000 adults volunteering in sport on a regular basis in Ireland. The winners came from 342 nominations and were selected by a committee chaired by Olympian Ronnie Delaney, representatives of the Federation of Irish Sports, the Irish Sport Council, The Irish Times, RTE and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Special Olympics Ireland were extremely proud to have 3 volunteers receive this prestigious award. They were Patrick Akpoveta who first volunteered with Special Olympics in 2003 and has coached basketball and football teams, Peggy Mason who has volunteered with us since 1985, set up the South Dublin Gymnastic Club, helped set up a Special Olympics Bowling Club and has also volunteered with the Dundrum Arch Club for 35 years and Shane Carolan who has volunteered with us since 2007, particularly in the area of our Motor Activities Training Programme.
A massive congratulations goes to our 3 winners and also to the thousands of volunteers working tirelessly in every community across Ireland on our behalf.
Your support is essential to our organisation and we could not operate without you!
About Pamela Kavanagh:I work in the Marketing, Communications and Fundraising department of Special Olympics Ireland based in DublinView less ▲