Families attend Coalisland Special Olympics club meeting

Families attended a meeting of Coalisland’s Special Olympics club ahead of plans to launch a fundraising drive.

The Eagles Special Olympics Club meeting was held on Wednesday, November 2 at the Gortgonis Sports Complex.

Families were given the opportunity to meet and chat with other parents, to ask any questions and get help with filling forms to join the club.

Members also planned to hold some fundraising events before Christmas to help establish the club.

Paul Sweeney, sports officer and head coach for the club, said: “The club is now in the latter stages of registration and after recent meetings with Special Olympics Ulster representatives, has been given the go-ahead to start raising some much-needed funds.

“Initially we are hoping that businesses in the area will offer to sponsor the club or help in some way and we very much welcome that however we also understand in the current economic climate that funds will be hard to come by.”

Eagles chairman Austin O’Neill has offered to donate the proceeds from the weekly quiz night in O’Neills bar to the club from Thursday, November 17 and concluding with a Gala Festive quiz on Thursday, December 22.

Mr Sweeney said: “We invite everyone to attend the quiz nights and avail of the free live entertainment with Aidey McNally and Folk ‘n’ Magic performing after the quiz has concluded.

“So you are guaranteed a good and fun night out while helping the Eagles spread their wings.”

The club will meets again on Monday, November 14, followed by its final meeting for registration on Wednesday, November 30 ahead of its official launch next year.

Email [email protected]mail.com or join the club’s Facebook page for details of how to get involved.


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