Supporting Special Olympics Ireland
SportsProphet.ie are proud sponsors of Special Olympics
Ireland. As an Irish owned company we are delighted to have selected them as our
charity partner for 2012.
Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual
disability. However it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits
of sport. Special Olympics changes lives. Through sport, athletes develop both physically
and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can
fit in. Special Olympics Ireland enables its athletes to achieve and win not only
in sport but in life too.
Special Olympics Ireland currently has almost 11,000 registered
athletes participating in 15 sports in 400 clubs
throughout the island of Ireland. These athletes are supported by their families
and a team of 22,000 volunteers who give of their time to help out at sporting and
In June 2011, Team Ireland traveled to the 2011 Special Olympics
World Summer Games in Athens. The team of 126 athletes
was supported by a management team of 49 volunteer coaches, chaperones and medical
staff. They represented the almost 11,000 athletes
who participate on a weekly basis in over 400 clubs
throughout the country.