Adi, Ali and Liz at the 40th anniversary of the Special Olympics on Friday last in the Intercontinental hotel.
From the Special Olympics Ireland Facebook post:
To mark our 40th Anniversary, Eir, who have partnered with us for 33 years, alongside a number of our corporate partners helped to host a Ruby Ball last night in our honour. The ball was not only a celebration of 40 years of Special Olympics Ireland but also an essential fundraiser aimed at supporting our sports programme so that we can continue our work. A huge thank you to the Ball Committee who worked so hard in the background to organise this evening. To our Patrons, Board Members and Corporate Partners thank you so much for your continued support. Our athletes were represented by the inspiring Rita Lawlor who had a very successful career with us as an athlete and now continues her work advocating for children and adults with an intellectual disability as a Patron of Special Olympics Ireland. Damien Breslin and Aisling Beacom who will both compete in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games also chatted with ambassador Dean Rock about their life with Special Olympics and how they feel about competing on the world stage in Abu Dhabi. We were very proud of our athletes last night as they told their own story to the room of supporters and friends. Thank you to everyone who attended the evening, we only wish we could have invited more. Whilst last night was a celebration of how far we have come, we look to the future and will never be complacent.
“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt” Athlete Oath