The Camogie Association has received €10,000 under this year's Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. The grant will be allocated to the Association's Development Programme "Come Hurl With Me" with further details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Swim Ireland, the governing body of swimming in Ireland, has been named as the overall winner of this year’s Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. The fund awards €125,000 each year to non-profit organisations promoting healthy and active lifestyles in local communities across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Swim Ireland will receive €25,000 to enable it to roll out its Swimathon 2014: Swim for a Mile project, which will encourage the public to take part in a swimathon, the swimming equivalent of a marathon, held in the 50m pool at the National Aquatic Centre in April 2014.
The campaign will encourage people to train in the weeks and months leading up to the swimathon. A series of other swimathons will also be held in locations around the country in the run-up to the main event.
The project aims to build the confidence and expertise of people who know how to swim but may not be regular swimmers at the moment.
As well as the Camogie Association and Swim Ireland, the list of non-profit organisations who each won a €10,000 grant from the fund this year are listed:
Dundalk Simon Community
Europa Donna Ireland Limited
Inkwell Youth Group
Irish Basketball Association
Irish Hockey Association
Listowel Community Centre
Monkstown Boxing Club
The Camogie Association
The Prince’s Trust
The winners were chosen following a public vote, which accounted for 50% of the total score. A judging panel, including Sarah O’Connor, chief executive of the Federation of Irish Sport, Deirdre Garvey, chief executive of The Wheel, James Laverty from NICVA, fitness expert Karl Henry, nutritionist Paula Mee and Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy, awarded the remaining votes.