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 fundraising events.

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.