Another €10k needed for Limerick’s Gay Games bid

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Limerick Gay Games bid committee members, Billie and Cillian Flynn at the Treaty Stone. Picture: Alan Place/Press 22.
THE ORGANISERS of Limerick’s Gay Games bid for 2018 are seeking to raise €10,000 from the public to go through to the next stage of the bidding process.

THE ORGANISERS of Limerick’s Gay Games bid for 2018 are seeking to raise €10,000 from the public to go through to the next stage of the bidding process.

They have launched the ‘100/100’ campaign’, in asking for 100 organisations, clubs, businesses or individuals to donate €100 to help Limerick’s bid.

Regular payments to the Federation of the Gay Games is required to ensure that each city is serious about the bidding process. London and Paris are the other selected cities.

If Limerick is announced as the host city in Ohio this October, the games could have a multi-million euro boost for the city and the region in five years’ time. Up to 12,000 participants are expected to take part, along with 15,000 spectators over a 10-day period in August 2018. It has been estimated that the boost to the economy could be as much as €50m.

All donations will be acknowledged publicly on the Limerick2018 website. See Limerick2018 to donate.