The CARA Centre is delighted to announce the delivery of two new vehicles sponsored by Hyundai Ireland through the local dealership Adams of Tralee. The new Hyundai Tucson and i30 vehicles will be used to increase the impact of our work throughout the country in facilitating active and healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities. Managing Director for the CARA Centre, Niamh Daffy acknowledges the “importance of the continued sponsorship from Hyundai Ireland that has facilitated CARA to grow since the start of our partnership in 2011”.
The vehicles will be used to increase promotion and awareness of the CARA Centre facilitating their work in implementing the National Inclusive Training and Education Framework, coordinating the Local Sports Partnership Sports Inclusion Disability Programme, as well as heightening awareness of the National Inclusion Awards and Inclusive Fitness developments.
The CARA Centre is located at the Institute of Technology Tralee with a satellite office at the National Sports Campus, Dublin. Commenting on the launch Dr Oliver Murphy, President of the Institute of Technology Tralee said, “on behalf of the Institute I would like to sincerely thank Hyundai and Adams of Tralee for their ongoing support of the CARA Centre and helping the Centre to continue its work in advocating for and promoting sports among people who wish to make sport part of their lives, irrespective of their disability. The Institute along with our partners at the CARA Centre is committed to achieving equal opportunities for people with disabilities with respect to participation opportunities in sport, physical activity and physical education.”
The link between CARA and Adams of Tralee is a long standing one. Their ongoing vehicle support for Camp Abilities Ireland, a National sport and physical activity camp for children with vision impairments, coupled with the provision of a mini bus in 2010 is an indication of their commitment to the work of the centre. Des Adams of Adams of Tralee said “We are delighted to support the excellent work of the CARA Centre in facilitating access to and awareness of sport and physical activity for people with disabilities in Kerry and throughout Ireland”.
The new vehicles will help drive CARA forward in achieving its objective of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.
Pictured Left to Right:
Dr Ailis Brosnan, HSE/Director CARA Centre , John Fox-Vice President Corporate Affairs IT Tralee/Director CARA Centre, Pat Flanagan-Lecturer IT Tralee/Director CARA Centre , Donie Shine-Adams of Tralee , Dr Oliver Murphy- President IT Tralee , Dr.Michael Hall- Head of Department of Health and Leisure IT Tralee, Noel O Connor-Adams of Tralee , Niamh Daffy-Managing Director CARA Centre and Michael Gilroy Training and Education Manager CARA Centre.