Clon Special Olympics celebrates first 10 years

Posted on: 10th October, 2016

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

ABOVE: Athletes Larry O’Donovan and Aoife McMahon who joined the club at the start with Mons. Aidan O’Driscoll. Photo: Richie Tyndall

The Clonakilty Special Olympics Club members and the general public enjoyed the street party at Asna Square on Saturday, September 10, in what turned out to be the only dry day of the weekend!

The ‘SO Saturday Street Party’ was organised to celebrate the clubs first 10 years in existence. A great atmosphere prevailed, as the 20 athletes and family members arrived on the Choo Choo with Mayor Anthony McDermott also on board.

Human sized ‘Minnie Mouse’, ‘Elsa’ and a ‘Minion’ brought great excitement, as DJ Michael Whelton played a great variety of lively music. There was no shortage of light refreshments, as well as pizza slices from the nearby ‘Arís’ restaurant, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Volunteers distributed information flyers to passers-by and there were plenty of photos and selfies with the big photo frame.

The event was addressed by Mayor Anthony McDermott, club manager Rose Dempsey and athletes’ representatives Gretta O’Donovan and Patrick Battersbury.

The club’s AGM is taking place on October 13 to which all are invited.

New members and athletes welcome. Enquiries about the club to 087-2244429.

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