On the 28th of October, four TY students collected for SOCGA also known as Special Olympics Gorey. The reason the students collected was because a family member/family friend, Anna participates in swimming and bowling with the organisation. The collection took place in Dunnes Stores and the collection raised a lot of money for the charity.
Special Olympics is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; it’s about a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life. Special Olympics changes lives in so many different ways. And gives these special people a sense of competitive drive.
On a happy note, Anna won gold in her last swimming competition thanks to the support of these TY students. -Saoirse Kirwan