Galway GAA has announced details of its ‘March for Maroon’ fundraiser which will take place this month.
The event is a virtual 10K run, walk or cycle with all proceeds going to the Galway GAA training fund, Cancer Care West and the Oranmore-Maree Coastal Search Unit. All-Ireland winning captains David Burke and Sarah Dervan are both taking on the challenge along with many others including Joe Canning, Padraig Mannion, Shane Walsh, Johnny Heaney, Louise Ward, and Paul Conroy. Everybody is welcome including all those living and working abroad.
Pat Kearney, Galway GAA chairman, said: “In these challenging times we are delighted to be putting on an event like this with all four Galway teams involved including hurling, football, camogie and ladies football. They need your support in these difficult times. We hope all our supporters will join us from every part of the globe be it Ahascragh or Australia. We are also delighted to be supporting two great charities who both do so much for so many every day.”
‘March for Maroon’ will also include weekly competitions for best times, best locations and best colours as well as your greatest GAA moments. Everybody who takes part and donates will also be entered into a draw for a very special VIP matchday experience prize for two. For more information and to donate just log onto www.galwaygaa.ie You can also post all your pictures and videos on #MARCHFORMAROON.
Richard Flaherty, CEO, Cancer Care West, is delighted to be involved in the initiative. “Our charity has had a very successful partnership with Galway GAA in the past and we look forward to working with their members on this event,” he says.
“Our charity does not charge for any of our services and the pandemic has had a very detrimental affect on our fundraising revenue. Events such as ‘March for Maroon’ enable us to continue to provide vital supports to cancer patients and their families in the west.”
Sean Greene, search coordinator with the Oranmore-Maree Coastal Search Unit is also encouraged about the project. “We are delighted and grateful to Galway GAA for choosing Oranmore-Maree Coastal Search Unit as one of their charity partners for ‘March for Maroon.’
“We as an organisation bring hope to families at times of crisis and there is no doubt that during these unprecedented times we are looking to the GAA to provide a distraction and hope for so many people,” he concluded.
Galway GAA is asking everybody who takes part to adhere to the current Government guidelines.