Philip and team win battle of the brains
Wexford Special Olympics Club launched a major fundraising initiative recently as they held an annual table quiz at Wexford Golf Club.
The club are hoping to raise around €10,000 to allow 17 athletes to travel to the national games in Limerick, and the table quiz saw the fundraising well and truly get underway.
'It was a right night,' said Peadar Dempsey, Chairman of Wexford Special Olympics Club.
'We had a great attendance with 25 tables taking part on the night. Larry O'Neill was the quiz master and he also came up with all the questions to keep everyone on their toes. In the end, a team captained by Philip Murphy came out on top and they graciously gave back the €100 prize to the cause. We're well on our way now and we're hoping to raise a lot more in the coming weeks.'
In total, the quiz managed to raise €1,350 for the cause and set the club on the path to their €10,000 goal. Present on the night were Mayor George Lawlor and Ger Carthy, who along with the other ambulance drivers from Wexford and New Ross, donated first prize of a 32" TV for the jumbo raffle which was also launched on the night. Tickets are currently on sale for the raffle and other prizes include a three-month membership of the leisure centre at Whitford Hotel, a meal for two at Kelly's Hotel, a meal for two at White's Hotel and a €50 for Pettitt's.
For any businesses that may wish to sponsor an athlete from Wexford Special Olympics Club, they can contact Chairman Peadar Dempsey on 087 9818419.