A Question of Sport

Local sports stars and TV personalities team-up for CAUSE

A line-up of local sports stars and TV personalities will be teaming up for this fun-filled sporting quiz evening including; ex-Ulster and Ireland Rugby star Paddy Wallace, Ulster and Ireland female Rugby star Grace Davitt,two time All-Ireland winner and Tyrone legend Peter Canavan, ex-Northern Ireland international and current Linfield manager Warren Feeney and captaining the two teams will be MBE Olympic medal winning boxer Paddy Barnes and BBC’s very own sports presenter Stephen Watson. In the quizmaster’s seat will be well known sports pundit and presenter Adrian Logan who will be aided by a bit of banter on the floor from Cool FM’s Conor Phillips.

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes, recent recipient of an MBE and team captain, spoke of his enthusiasm for the event -'Mental Health is a subject which affects many of us on a daily basis. This event will help to raise awareness so I’m well behind it, and I’m pretty sure we will have a bit of fun on the day with ‘Logie’ as presenter.'

In addition, team captain, Stephen Watson from the BBC said; 'CAUSE is a charity which I am always keen to support and mental health is an issue which is ever increasing, unfortunately. Furthermore, the level of support within the sporting community for this event demonstrates just how seriously we view this subject. I have no doubt the event will be a lot of fun so I would encourage people to get a ticket and get involved.'

Sport NI Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown was keen to pledge the support of her organisation for this prestigious event,

'Positive mental health and well-being is a vital component and characteristic of successful sports men and women and sporting communities throughout Northern Ireland, providing training and resources to our clubs, organisations and volunteers. Sport NI recognises the importance of the role of sport and carers; friends, family, partners, in helping their loved ones recover from a mental illness. This is why Sport NI is collaborating with the Public Health Agency and Sporting Chance to provide training and resources to our clubs, organisations and volunteers. Relationships within sporting clubs are similar to those within the family network, everyone is there to support each other. It is vitally important for everyone to know that they have such a huge network of support around them. Sport NI is delighted to endorse the work of CAUSE and this very worthwhile event and we are delighted that our Sporting Ambassador Paddy Barnes is taking part.'

Tickets at £25pp will include a drinks reception on arrival, a hot buffet supper, music & dancing and an opportunity to meet with your favourite local sports celebrity. For further information on the event or to buy your tickets – please contact the CAUSE Office on (028)9065 0650 or email [email protected].



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