Topaz has partnered with three of Ireland’s leading sportspeople, Kevin McManamon, Bríd Stack and Alan Quinlan to officially launch Cash for Clubs 2017 and encourage people across Ireland to go the extra mile for their local community.
The programme offers clubs of all types and sizes from across the island of Ireland the chance to win up to €10,000 in funding with a total of €200,000 in cash prizes up for grabs as part of the initiative, which returns for a third year.
“With 430 forecourts located nationwide and a presence in every county on the island of Ireland, Topaz is really at the heart of Irish communities and we understand the important role of local clubs in bringing people together,” said Topaz MArkwright Director Margaret Barron.
“Following the huge success of ‘Cash for Clubs’ over the past two years, we are thrilled to continue this initiative in 2017 by recognising the hard work of club networks across the country and contributing a further €200,000 to local clubs.”
“Topaz ‘Cash for Clubs’ is open to all clubs no matter how big or small, so whether your local club is passionate about sport, dance, food or even language based, we are encouraging people to go that extra mile for their chosen club by collecting ‘Cash for Clubs’ tokens at Topaz service stations. It is also a great opportunity to get your friends, family and neighbours to come together to help to win funds for your local community.”
Topaz ‘Cash for Clubs’ ambassador Kevin McManamon added: “I’m very happy to be involved in this year’s Topaz ‘Cash for Clubs’ initiative, which plays a vital role in bringing clubs and communities even further in their efforts to secure much-needed support and funds. I have seen first-hand how challenging it can be for clubs to continually raise funds to keep services and facilities to the standard they need to be.
“With Topaz Cash for Clubs, everyone can get behind their local club and help show their support for a cause they feel strongly about – whether it’s a team they play for, a local music group they’re involved with or simply a club they follow.”
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