Galway GAA have announced a new fundraiser to run for the month of March, inviting people to run, walk, or cycle in the ‘March for Maroon’ in aid of local charities.
The ‘March for Maroon’ is a virtual 10km run, walk, or cycle which is raising funds to support Cancer Care West and the Oranmore-Maree Coastal Search Unit.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to to the Galway GAA Training Fund and these two deserving local charities.
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.
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,” said Pat Kearney, Chairman, Galway GAA.
“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.”
Richard Flaherty, CEO of Cancer Care West said that they are delighted to be taking part in this fundraising campaign.
The charity has had a very good relationship with Galway GAA in the past he said, and they look forward to working with them again on March for Maroon.
“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 Co-ordinator with the Oranmore-Maree Coastal Search Unit said “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 crises 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.”
‘March for Maroon’ will also include weekly competitions for best times, best locations and best colours as well as your greatest GAA moments.
Everybody that takes part 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 today. You can also post all your pictures and videos on #MARCHFORMAROON.