Special Olympics Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics visited Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford on the 24th January 2013.

They brought the torch into the school gym where they were welcomed by about 200 of our students.

Two students of Mercy Waterford, Treasa O’Rorke and Megan Walsh, and the Principal, Ms Mary Meade, accepted the torch from the athletes and An Garda Siochana on behalf our school.

Three of the athletes went on to compete with the Floorball team in the World Winter Games in South Korea.

The main purpose of the torch run is to raise awareness about the Special Olympics and of the abilities and achievements of the athletes at such events.