The Irish Paralympic Sailing Team as part of their program to create awareness of The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and of the opportunities for all disabled persons to participate in sport are running a Second Level Schools Competition.
The Irish Paralympic Sailing Team is made up of three members. John Twomey (Cork), who is the only man in the world to be competing in his 11th consecutive Paralympic Games. Ian Costelloe (Kerry), who will be attending his second Paralympic Games and Austin O Carroll (Dublin) who will be attending his first.
The Paralympic sailors are asking second level students to design a logo and campaign slogan for the Team and their boat. The prize for the student will be a team jacket. In addition to this the winning logo, slogan and the School’s name will be on the boat for the campaign and the Paralympic Games. Also there would be an opportunity for the student and two friends to sail with the Paralympic sailing team.
The Team are also encouraging schools to run a Casual Dress Day as a fundraiser for the Team. “We are also hoping that schools would host a casual dress day to raise awareness of the competition and funds for the Irish Paralympic sailing campaign. If the school would like a member of the team to come and address the students about what it takes to represent your country in the Paralympics then we would be delighted to provide the same.
The closing date for the competition is the 26th of February 2016 as the events that lead up to the Paralympic Games commence then and we would like the logo and campaign slogan to be promoted for the student and the school at these events.
Entry forms and further information are available on the Irish Paralympic Sailing Team’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Irishparasailing2016/ where your messages of support for the team would also be hugely appreciated.