Home > General > Paul O’Connell launches Aldi’s sponsorship of Community Games

Paul O’Connell launches Aldi’s sponsorship of Community Games

Written by Robert McHugh, on 25th Jan 2017. Posted in General

article headline

Aldi Ireland today announced a new three year partnership with Community Games, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017, that will see Aldi provide a significant six-figure investment to become its title sponsor.

The Aldi Community Games sponsorship was unveiled by Paul O’Connell at the University of Limerick, where he was reunited with John Dempsey, his former swimming coach. 
 
This year in excess of 160,000 children across 575 communities are expected to compete in over 200 scheduled regional events supported by 20,000 volunteers. There is a huge selection of sports and activities on offer including individual and team sports such as Art, Model Making, Javelin, Camogie, Football and Hurling. 

Regional champions will progress to the National Festivals, which take place 6th May and 18th-20th August at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin.
 
This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the Community Games in Ireland. Over the past 50 years, more than 5 million children have participated and competed across a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

Aldi’s funding will ensure the Games continue to be enjoyed by the next generation of Irish children, providing the support to reach more communities and giving more young people the opportunity to participate than ever before.
 
Speaking at the launch, Aldi Play Rugby Ambassador, Paul O’Connell commented, "My relationship with Aldi began last September when I came on board as ambassador for Aldi Play Rugby.  I have witnessed first-hand how effective and committed Aldi are to the community support initiatives they are involved in."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

More articles from General

image Description

Taoiseach opens €80m building for scaled up Trinity Business School

Read more
image Description

Crest Solutions announces 80 new jobs in 2019

Read more
image Description

Cold Calling as a Lead Generation Tactic

Read more
image Description

Helping Ireland sleep better - 5 things you can do now to improve your sleep

Read more
image Description

Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland Trade and Investment Mission in Dublin and Cork

Read more