We recently hosted the launch of the inaugural Kildare Sports Ability Day. We came on as lead sponsor having been asked to get involved earlier in the year. It was an easy decision to make. We host an annual motability event, and have been fundraising for Special Olympics Ireland and their athletes for years. We were delighted to have been concidered as a sponsor! Speaking at the launch in Crossings was Pádraig Healy, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Kildare Sports Partnership. He said “We are really excited about Kildare’s first Sports Ability Day that takes place on Saturday September 28th at Maynooth University. The event aims to promote all disability sport activities available across county Kildare with lots of come and try sessions and information stands available for people to come along and have plenty of fun. We will have a sensory room on site and admission is free of charge”
Also in attendance on the day, was Paralympic wheelchair athlete Patrick Monahan who recently reached the qualifying standard in the marathon at the Tokyo Paralympic Games and Naas Olympian Conor Byrne who won 2 medals in equestrian in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi back in March. Conor is a sure fire fan of Crossings having been into us on numerous occasions when we were fundraising for him before his trip across to the World Games and we welcomed having him back again for the Kildare Sports Partnership Sports Ability Day launch!
We were also delighted to be joined by some new friends, players from the Chill Dara Foxes adapted tag rugby team and athletes from St John of Gods.
The Sports Ability Event will be taking place during Social Inclusion Week and the Week of European Sport so make this date - 28th September 2019 - one for your diary. Taking place in Maynooth University there will be sporting events and information for everyone. So be sure to drop by. It's all about inclusion and sports for all, so let's have some fun!
This is a fantastic sporting event that brings together athletes and trainers from all over the county. Toyota Ireland are the Official Partner of the 2020 Paralympic Games and here at Crossings, mobility and inclusivity are at the core of what we do. It seemed the perfect fit for us to get involved. We are inspired by the great work going on around us in preparation for the event by all of the organisations, teams and individuals involved and absolutely thrilled to have been considered as a sponsor and looking forward to seeing it evolve.
Kildare Sports Ability Day will take place on Saturday September 28th from 11am – 1:30pm at Phoenix Sports Centre, Maynooth University. This event is suitable for people with a disability, parents, teachers, students, and anyone with an interest in sport for ALL abilities.
For further details log on to www.kildare.ie/kildaresp or contact Pádraig Healy at email@example.com or 087 2859493.
Please feel free to save a copy of our poster below, so that you can print and put up in your workplace, or email to friends and family that might be interested.
Looking forward to the event - Hope to see you there!