Kops 4 Kidz Irish Sports Stars take to the ring for charity

Kops 4 Kidz' charity boxing event in aid of St John's Ward in Our Lady's
Hospital Crumlin will take place on 10th February in the Wright Venue,
Swords doors open at 7pm. The event is being proudly sponsored by St
Raphaels Garda Credit Union. This promises to be a memorable fight night
with over 1,600 people expected to attend. All monies raised from
sponsorship and donations will go directly to St John's Ward, Our Lady's
Hospital, Crumlin.



A panel of thirty fighters has been drawn up from around the country,
including well known GAA football celebrities and members of Garda Siochana.
Irish Rugby legend Shane Byrne and GAA Stars Michael Cussen (Cork), Seamie
O'Neill (Roscommon) and Conor Gleeson (Tipperary) will take to the ring on
the night.



You are cordially invited to attend this event.

To RSVP please call Alan Milton, GAA Communications Manager - 01 836 3222..
Should you require further information please call Gareth Presch on (087
3286073). Tickets for the event are also available to purchase from St
Raphaels Credit Union.



Background



Kops4Kids Blue Collar Fight Night sponsored by St. Raphael's Garda Credit
Union, in aid of St. John's Ward Crumlin Hospital.

The idea for this event was prompted by the fact that two members of An
Garda currently have sick children on St John's Ward. Both are currently
receiving excellent care from the staff on the Ward, which depends greatly
on private donations and fundraising.

Along with our friends and Garda colleagues, we decided we wanted to raise
money to support the Ward.

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of how giving a little can
help a lot. Every penny raised through donations and sponsorship will go
directly to St John's Ward.

The committee organising Kops 4 Kidz is working in partnership with the
Staff on St John's Ward to ensure that money spent will bring joy and
happiness to those who need it most - our Children.

Through our colleagues we have a true appreciation of the difficulties and
heartbreak endured by all concerned. We have liaised with staff at the
hospital and set up a fund raising committee. This Committee decided a
white-collar fight night to be the most appropriate vehicle to raise funds
for the hospital. Due to Gardai being involved it is proposed to advertise
it as a "Blue Collar" Fight Night.

St John's Ward is home to Ireland's national referral centre for Pediatric
Oncology/Hematology and Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT).

Children diagnosed with cancers and haematological disorders require special
attention and treatment, and new and better ways of treating these
conditions are being discovered every day.





See the link attached for a video of the first training session in advance
of the fight night - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzchwLvw0Uw
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzchwLvw0Uw>



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