This year, we can’t have volunteers shaking buckets on the street to fund Special Olympics, but like our athletes, we #CantStopNow

Special Olympics athletes

have come so far. Many have overcome things they were told they can’t do…make friends, swim, ride a bike, go to university, get a job, get Gold for Ireland and much, much more! The only thing they can’t do is Stop!

With your help, almost 8,000 women, men and children with an intellectual disability across the island of Ireland will get back to the pool, pitch and court. They will meet their friends again. They will train and learn new skills again. They will gain confidence and show the world what they can do again!

Together At Home programme

Special Olympics athletes have been very busy over the past couple of months taking part in our virtual programme called ‘Together At Home’. This has helped them combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.  

Nothing can replace the social interaction and supports our clubs offer. We are working with our clubs now towards getting our community back up and running..

Our athlete’s #CantStopNow Please donate whatever you can or organise your own fundraiser to help amazing athletes like Aisling

Aisling's Story

Tell Aisling she can’t.

And you can be sure she’ll do it. For most people, two hip replacement operations means you can’t compete anymore. But can’t means nothing to Aisling and her mum Pam.

Can’t train locally? They set up their own Special Olympics club. Can’t live independently? They got Aisling her own flat. Can’t get a job? Aisling works in a local hospital now. And can’t compete at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games after two hip replacement surgeries? Well, you can probably guess what happened next...

Ireland is full of people like Aisling who won’t listen to can’t. But Special Olympics Ireland needs your help to keep them in pools and on tracks and courts across the island of Ireland. They’ve come so far, they can’t stop now. So please, dig deep and help if you can.

Inspiration

Looking for ideas for your fundraising event? Check out the following suggestions:

Virtual Bucket Collection
Virtual Coffee Morning
Virtual Physical Challenge
We are currently running the Special Olympics Abs for Athletes Challenge!
Virtual Quiz
Virtual Talent Show
Virtual Auction/Raffle
Virtual Bingo
Virtual Birthday Fundraiser
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