In continuing to build the relationship between Renmore Gymnastics and Special Olympics Ireland, we will jointly be hosting a public meeting with a view to establishing a new club, Galway Special Olympics Gymnastics Club. The meeting will take place at 8pm, Monday Feb. 24th, at our training centre. (Directions are on our contact page).
Speaking about the event, RGC Coach Sam Marciano said, “This is good for Galway. Having been previously involved with Special Olympics in NY for several years I know first hand that the experience is good not only for the athletes, families and volunteers who get involved but it also helps build up the wider community. I’m really looking forward to being part of this exciting development and helping to facilitate such a fantastic opportunity for children to develop physically, mentally, and socially.”
Kitty Tierney of Special Olympics Ireland mentioned that many people have the perception that Special Olympics is an event, when really it is a year-round activity. “We want to support clubs”, she said, “so that they can enhance and drive the impact that Special Olympics makes at a local level. In teaming up with Renmore Gymnastics we will continue to develop and enhance sports excellence as the core activity at the heart of Special Olympics Ireland. I am looking forward to the public meeting Feb 24th which has a view to establishing the new club.”
The new club extends the relationship already growing between Renmore Gymnastics and Special Olympics Ireland. “This will be a new entity”, explains Carol Hynes, “a volunteer organisation having its own committee, and which takes advantage of the RGC facilities and coaching experience. This is a positive development for everyone.”
Click here for A4 Poster announcing the Public Meeting. Please print the poster for your school or place of work, if you can.
All interested persons are invited to attend.