Runway run a runaway success

first_imgNewsCommunityRunway run a runaway successBy John Keogh – November 7, 2014 936 Facebook Print Twitter  by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  [email protected] THE Limerick branch of the Samaritans is set to share in a €26,000 donation from Shannon  Airport, thanks to a memorable fundraising programme by airport staff, supported by Bank of  Ireland. Three initiatives organised by airport staff over the past 12 months saw it raise its largest figure  to date across its annual designated charity programme, with all proceeds going to the airport’s  2014 designated charity, the Samaritans.The main event was the Bank of Ireland Runway  Run held on ‘Independence Day’, July 4 – the first night run on an Irish airport runway.1,000 runners went to the line for a floodlit 5km trek along the airport runway that raised more than €17,000, largely thanks to generous Bank of Ireland sponsorship. Runners came from as far afield as Cork, Mayo and Dublin for the Runway Run, which was fully booked three days in advance.As part of the fundraising campaign, airport staff also embarked on a huge endurance test for a day in May as they braved driving wind and rain to cycle 175km from King John’s Castle in Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher and back to Shannon Airport.The first leg of the programme was a musical celebration in December of last year when more than 900 gathered in the main terminal building and gave generously at a rip-roaring free show by the queen of accordion music, Sharon Shannon.Speaking at the presentation of the cheque at the airport, Shannon Group commercial director Andrew Murphy said staff were delighted to put their weight behind fund raising for the Samaritans. WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleMary gives depth to the little voiceNext articleCouncil silence over Scare Factory closure order John Keogh Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 12/11/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONHouston 116, Cleveland 110Indiana 122, Boston 117L.A. Lakers 96, Orlando 87L.A. Clippers 112, Toronto 92Charlotte 11,3 Brooklyn 108Chicago 136, Atlanta 102 Utah 127, Minnesota 116Phoenix 115, Memphis 108New Orleans 127, Milwaukee 112Sacramento 94, Oklahoma City 93New York 114, Golden State 122 — OTNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFinal Washington 3, Boston 2Montreal 3, Ottawa 2  — OTColorado 3, Philadelphia 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLArizona 99, Nebraska-Omaha 49Illinois 71, Michigan 62Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img December 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/11/19last_img read more

Chester & Ruth Baylor Family Foundation grant application deadline approaching

first_imgMilan, In. — The Chester and Ruth Baylor Family Foundation supports projects in Milan and surrounding communities and the deadline for the current grant cycle is Sunday, March 31 at 5 p.m.  Applications are submitted online at the Foundation.Preference is given to projects that address the 2019 funding priorities: education, beautification, meeting the needs of underserved populations.Applicants must be tax exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, an educational institution, or a governmental unit.last_img