Fancy doing a world record firewalk to help Special Olympics Ireland?
Some people will walk over hot coals to help people. You can be one of these people and break a world record too and all for a great cause!
Special Olympics main fundraising event for the Limerick 2014 games is a World Record Fire Walking Challenge. There is an attempt at a World Record for the most individuals consecutively Fire Walking at a Single Venue and the record is currently held by a group in New Zealand and stands at 608 people. The event will take place on Friday, May 16th in the Kilmurry Lodge, Castletroy and the event is being run in association with Brian Moore (Peak Potential) Ireland's Only Firewalking Master Instructor.
The Special Olympics World Record Fire Walk Challenge is supported by a host of sports personalities from Limerick and Clare GAA including Ollie Moran and Pat Donnellan as well as Limerick F.C. player Stephen Folan. Former Irish, Lion and Munster rugby legend David Wallace is committed to taking part in the Fire Walk. Special Olympics are also delighted to announce Super Valu Castletroy as the official sponsor of the Fire Walk Challenge and proud partners of the Special Olympics Limerick 2014 games.
Participants arrive at 7 p.m. on the night of the Fire Walk and all participants take part in a one hour Motivational Seminar. After the seminar is completed, participants are led out to the Fire Lanes with Percussion Drums adding to the atmosphere. After the Fire Walk there will be free entry to the ‘after-party’. Entertainment on the night will include a well-known Limerick band and performances from fire breathers, dancers and drummers.
If you want to be a bit of a legend and join in, you can sign up here
And don't forget, today is Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day so if you see anyone on the street collecting, make sure you give generously. Or, if you don't spot a collector, you can still give by text . To donate €2 text SPECIAL to 50300. 100% of text cost goes directly to Special Olympics!