Kennedy gifts new gear to All Stars


ELEC­TION CAN­DI­DATE Pat Kennedy en­deared him­self to a num­ber of people in Rath­drum as he pro­vided new gear to the Avon­dale All Stars Spe­cial Olympics Club.

The kit was handed over at the RDA Hall in Rath­drum af­ter Pat agreed to spon­sor the ath­letes’ uni­forms pro­vided by lo­cal sup­plier Ron­nie Phillips of BC Sports in Ash­ford. Vik­ings Spe­cial Olympics Club also at­tended the pre­sen­ta­tion and both clubs par­tic­i­pated in some friendly games of Bocce fol­lowed by light re­fresh­ments af­ter­wards.

Avon­dale All Stars Spe­cial Olympics Club was es­tab­lished in Rath­drum in 2011.

At the mo­ment the club mainly plays Bocce but it is hoped to in­tro­duce fur­ther sports as the club grows.

At the mo­ment the club is look­ing for new vol­un­teers and ath­letes. Train­ing takes place in the RDA Hall each Thurs­day night be­tween 6.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.. Any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved can con­tact avon­daleall­ or phone (086) 6073700.

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