The Sports Room, Wicklow Town sponsors a prize in local fundraiser for a new sports hall at East Glendalough School Wicklow Town…

 

IN AID OF A NEW SPORTS HALL AT EGS, WICKLOW

‘SPRING INTO FITNESS 25’ is the latest fundraising initiative by East Glendalough School that aims to get everyone in Wicklow out and about and exercising, by challenging them to reach a 25km goal, starting 25th March over 3 days. Go solo, go as a pair, or involve the whole family! You can be creative – walk, swim, run, cycle, dog walk, hill walk, unicycle…with a prize for the most creative entry. Everyone who enters goes into a draw to win a selection of great prizes. To sign up, click here:

FINISH LINE IN SIGHT FOR NEW SPORTS HALL

The Parent’s Association of EGS have been fundraising tirelessly over the last 18 months to raise €150,000 towards the overall cost of €1.4 million for a new sports hall at East Glendalough School. This is a much needed addition for the school and its 360 pupils, and will be a fantastic new facility for the wider community in Wicklow. Great progress has been made with over €80,000 raised to date. The final hurdle is to reach the target and for building to commence within the next few months.

Currently the pupils have all their indoor sports in a small hall that has not been upgraded since the school was built. In a climate where a huge focus is being placed on the fitness, health and wellbeing of our younger generation, this project aims to offer a facility that will encourage and motivate teenagers to participate fully in sport. As local rugby international Josh Van Der Flier states: “The Sports Hall will be an incredible asset for the community of Wicklow and for sport in the town, especially for the younger generations who will be given every opportunity to thrive and develop through sport”.

THE SPORTS ROOM SPONSORS PRIZE

The Sports Room is delighted to sponsor a prize in this competition. “Our own children have used the facilities at EGS for various sports over the years such as football training with Wicklow Rovers, hockey training with Wicklow Hockey Club and basketball summer camps with the Wicklow Basketball Club,” says Ciara Kavanagh at The Sports Room. It would be fantastic for the people of Wicklow Town to have the use of a new sports centre at EGS so we’d encourage everyone to take part in this fundraiser if you have kids interested in sport. To see more of EGS’ fundraising initiatives, check out their facebook page.

The Sports Room Wicklow Town

The Sports Room, Wicklow Town is a technical run shop, specialising in all elements of running and trail running. We also specialise in water sports and all things bike.  We hope to see you in our shop one day but if you can’t make it you can always shop online!