The official launch of the Ability Challenge Charity Event took place in the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy on Thursday 26th May. Ben Bernie welcomed everyone to the centre and paid particular attention to the sponsors, Tom & Patrick Doyle from Tom Doyle Supplies and all the patrons who were represented by Paul McGrath on the night.
The Ability Challenge is a fully inclusive sporting event for people with or without disabilities and will be held in the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy on Saturday 20th August 2016. The event is open to everyone over the age of 16 and all proceeds raised will go to the Irish Wheelchair Association, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, County Wexford Community Workshop Enniscorthy and Windmill Therapeutic Unit. This is a unique event whereby the group of people from each charity have gotten together and volunteerd their time to develop such a special event.
Patrick Doyle from Tom Doyle Supplies said ‘It is our pleasure to be part of such a worthy cause and to be able to give something back to those who really need it. We are very proud to be the official sponsors for the event.”
Cllr. Mary Farrell spoke on behalf of the Irish Wheelchair Association and Louise Power from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland gave everyone an insight into the type of challenges that will take place on the day. From team events to bocce and javelin, there is something for everyone and it will be interesting to see the non wheelchair users trying to navigate their way around the basketball court in a chair on the day.
Registration is now available online and the organisers are looking for almost 60 volunteers to assist on the day so if you are interested, please contact the committee on 083 8177987. For further information on the event, please check out the Ability Challenge Facebook page or the website www.abilitychallenge.ie