Sligo Rugby News

17/05/2024

Race Night Fundraiser

Sligo Rugby Club is rallying to support their head coach, Paddy Pearson, whose brother Mark is battling stage four lung cancer in New Zealand. Paddy, a key figure in Sligo since 2008, has led the team as head coach for three years. His nephew, Ken Pearson, also played for Sligo before returning to New Zealand when Mark was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer mutation, ALK.

Sligo Rugby Club is hosting a fundraising night on Friday, May 24 ‘Sligo Rugby Virtual Race Night’. The event, organised by the Men's senior team, is free to enter and features nine virtual races sponsored by local businesses and music by The Pound Street Boys. Doors open at 7 pm, with races starting at 8 pm.

Senior Men's team manager Ross O’Boyle emphasised the club's dedication to supporting Paddy and his family. The community's support is crucial in helping alleviate the financial burden on the Pearson family during this challenging time.

All proceeds go to Mark Pearson Fund and Sligo Rugby Club.

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