Special Olympics Athletes Visit Leinster HQ
September 25, 2015 12:00 am client
Together with LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Special Olympics Leinster were one of Leinster Rugby’s two charity partners last season.
Following their recent success at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, where Team Ireland brought home 86 medals in total, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen invited some of the Leinster based athletes that competed at the World Games into Leinster HQ to celebrate their achievements and for a special behind the scenes tour.
17 athletes and two athletes who acted as basketball officials were given exclusive access to the gym, the dressing rooms, the medical facilities and the offices at Leinster HQ before Leo and some of the Leinster players presented them with Leinster packs in recognition of their achievements in Los Angeles.
In total, 49 Leinster based athletes competed at the World Summer Games and the 17 athletes in attendance at Leinster HQ brought home 26 medals and 10 placement ribbons which were proudly on display in Leinster Rugby HQ.
Leo thanked Special Olympics Leinster for their support of the team during the season as charity partners and congratulated the athletes on their achievements in LA, while wishing them well on the road for the next World Summer Games in 2019!
Anyone looking for further information on Special Olympics check out www.specialolympics.ie and anyone looking for more information about Leinster Rugby’s CSR initiatives and current charity partners check out www.leinsterrugby.ie/charitypartners.