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“Going for Gold” Date of Event: 20/02/2020

“Going for Gold”

How the National Lottery Good Causes funding supports our Paralympic athletes for Tokyo 2020.


The MBAAI, in collaboration with the National Lottery, will host an evening with current President of Paralympics Ireland, John Fulham, at the National Lottery headquarters on Thursday 20th February

Four-time Paralympian John Fulham was elected as President of Paralympics Ireland in 2017 on a four-year term. A Limerick native, he competed successfully for Ireland at four Paralympic Games from Barcelona 1992 through to Athens 2004 as a wheelchair racer over 100m and 200m, with European and national titles to his name, as well as being a three-time winner of the Dublin marathon. The 47-year-old, who works for the Irish Wheelchair Association, also played on the Irish wheelchair basketball team for fourteen years. Upon retirement from athletics he was appointed to the board of the organisation acting as communications officer for many years, before moving into the role of Vice President in 2013.

John will be joined on the evening with current Irish Paralympic swimmer, Patrick Flanagan, as he shares with us (Q&A style) how he balances his daily training regime and university studies as he prepares to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Location: National Lottery, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1,

This event is free to MBA Association members, who may bring a guest. Members must log in to register.