Specsavers Sponsor Galway Primary Schools Basketball

Specsavers Sponsor Galway Primary Schools Basketball

  • Mar 01,2016
A new partnership between Specsavers and basketball in Galway is set to get more and more school children active in sport in the west of Ireland. The optical retail chain launched a sponsorship of Galway Primary Schools, which will provide a basketball starter pack for budding ballers. The pack includes a hold all bag, basketballs, training vests, whistle, scoresheets and basketball training drills information.  

Pupils of Merlin Woods Primary School were given a chance to test out the pack earlier in the week under the stewardship of Principal Teacher Paula O’Connor, Basketball Development Officer Mike Murray and Specsavers Retail Director Annette Flanagan. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing a lot more kids get back into sport,” said Flanagan. “We test a lot of kids’ eyes in Specsavers Galway and the health and wellbeing of children is really very important to us. We’re delighted to partner with Basketball Ireland to the benefit of children and coming here to see it first hand has been great.” 

“Primary schools in Galway now have the means to progress their development in basketball. Through Specsavers and their sponsorship, we can now get into schools and give teachers and volunteers the tools to train players at a higher level.” 

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