November 1st, 2014 | Uncategorized
SCL had a very successful fundraiser at the beautiful Culloden Estate & Spa on Friday. Ryan, Ashley, Ronnie and myself were able to attend the beginning of the lunch to help set up and meet and greet some of the guests. What we didn’t know was that we would be meeting some of Northern Irelands most esteemed Olympians as well as other famous people.
We casually shook the hands of Dame Kelly Holmes and Dame Mary Peters, both Olympic legends. Dame Mary Peters won a gold in the pentathlon in the 1972 Olympics, first woman from Northern Ireland to win a gold! It was amazing to get to talk to these two women about what we are trying to do through sport with SCL and to see them supporting our cause. We also got to see other well known athletes like World Champion boxer Carl Frampton, Steven Ferris Irish rugby international and many more. It was so amazing to see these athletes coming together in support of Sport Changes Life. The lunch was able to raise over 50K pounds for SCL and then NICFC (Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children). Really amazing to be part of something really trying to make a difference.
Victory Scholar: Caroline Murphy
Present University: University of Ulster
Alma Mater: Gettysburg College