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LIT Students to cycle the distance from LIT to LA in aid of the Special Olympics LIT Students to cycle the distance from LIT to LA in aid of the Special Olympics


LIT Students cycle the distance from LIT to LA in aid of the Special Olympics




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Pictured above:left to right Lynda Foley, Gintare Simoliunaite, Asleigh O’Hagan and Carol Mc Namara. Photo by: Lina Simoliuniene.

 LIMERICK students will cycle the distance from Limerick to LA to raise funds for the Special Olympics World Games which will take place in the Californian city this summer.

LIT to LA is organised by six second year event management students from Limerick Institute of Technology. The spin-a-thon forms part of a health, fitness and beauty expo.

Team Ireland, which consists of 88 athletes, will travel to the City of Lights for the World Olympics Games in July. Limerick will be represented by gymnast Ashleigh O’Hagan from St Patrick’s Road.


Left to right Sinead O’Brien, Shauna Lindsay and Cait Early. Photo by: Lina Simoliuniene

The event was held  at the Millennium Theater in LIT on March 11 at 10am and was aimed to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland Team that is travelling to World Games in Los Angeles in July this year. The spin-a-thon formed part of the event where students attempted to cycle the distance from LIT to LA. One of the organisers, Carol Mc Namara said “The idea of the Spin-a-thon was to challenge ourselves to keep going as long as we can in order to show our support to all the athletes who put such a tremendous amount of hard work and determination into their training regime”.

The event featured various fitness and beauty vendors including Recalibrated Bodies, Response Krav Maga, Skin, Inglot and many more. Some of the guests at the event were Sinead O’Brien from Sinead’s Curvy Style and Fashion, Shauna Lindsay, face of Gosh Cosmetics and blogger Claire McCarthy from Claire With The Hair.

Student Gintare Simoliunaite said “We would like to thank everyone who got involved and supported us on the day. It was fun filled day and everybody enjoyed themselves. We wish all the best to Team Ireland in July this year.”

LIT students cycling to LA

LIT students cycling to LA

To view a video of the event, click here

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You can read more on last year’s Special Olympics here.   

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.