Message from Paul Donovan, CEO eircom Group
eircom has been involved with Special Olympics now for 25 years and we are immensely proud of this longstanding partnership. It’s been an absolute privilege to watch Special Olympics develop into the proud and strong organisation it is today.
Our relationship with Special Olympics has been a great source of inspiration to many of our staff throughout the years. It has been truly amazing and encouraging to see so many of our staff getting involved each year in Special Olympics programmes, both as volunteers and fundraisers. It is an organisation very close to the hearts of all
the staff at eircom.
The fact that the 2003 World Summer Games took place here in Ireland is testament to the enormous achievements of the Special Olympics movement in Ireland. It was a very special and momentous time for the country which has given many people long-lasting memories.
Special Olympics Ireland is a hugely important organisation which makes a significant difference to the lives of so many people across the country. The 2010 Special Olympics Ireland games is a great opportunity to showcase everything that Special Olympics represents – sportsmanship, skill, determination,bravery and most importantly – fun!
Congratulations to all the athletes and their families, the volunteers and all the staff at Special Olympics. We are delighted to have carried the torch with you over the last quarter of a century and we look forward to four days of fantastic sport in Limerick.
Best wishes to everyone, and enjoy the Games!