The 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games will take place in Limerick from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 2014. This year the Special Olympics will Go Green!
1,500 Special Olympics athletes from the 4 corners of Ireland will participate in the 3-day residential Games, in 13 sports competitions and a Motor Activities Training Programme. In addition to the 1,500 athletes we will also have 500 Coaches and Official Delegates, 3,000 Family Members and 3,000 Volunteers.
Plans are now forming to make the return of the games to Limerick as Green as possible. There will be energy, water, waste & transport initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of the games. We are off to a flying start with an offer of sponsorship from Down2Earth Packaging to sponsor 30,000 compostable hot cups for the Guest Services and family centres.
For more information on greening this event contact:
Pauline McDonogh, Waste Prevention Co-ordinator, Southern Region Waste Management Office
Tel: 087 2755538; 061 496844
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