Monday evening past saw a great gathering of people from all over the county & sporting backgrounds attend the launch of “Team Donegal Oil” at the offices of Donegal Oil Company, Letterkenny.
Team Donegal Oil was set up by Arthur McMahon, MD of Donegal Oil Company in the hope that the members who join will take part in outdoor activities & community activities throughout the county and that they in turn would encourage their friends & family to get out, get active & just “Have a Go” at something whether it’s a walk, 5k, cycling, mountain climbing, swimming, adventure races whatever it takes to get you out & active.
As part of a 10 year Corporate Social Responsibility plan for Donegal Oil Company who employ almost 100 people in the county, Team Donegal Oil will continue to act as a platform to promote other activities that take place in the county every year and encourage people to take part in these activities as a team as well as hosting their own events later this year, starting off in 4 locations, one in Milford, one in Letterkenny, one in Killybegs & one in Falcarragh.
Arthur himself has been no stranger to sports including rugby for many years but when he stopped playing rugby he felt himself finding it hard to find an exercise that he could enjoy & just get out there. Team Donegal Oil sees the value in encouraging & helping people to just get out there off their sofa, get the blood pumping a little bit & knowing from his participation in exercise it helps you both physically & mentally & gives you a feel good factor about yourself.
Team Donegal Oil have set up a free membership registration online at www.donegaloil.ie/teamdonegaloil. When you register you will automatically get free entry to all Team Donegal Events and a bag of goodies including a branded Water Bottle and a Snood.
The other side of their corporate social responsibility plan is to partner with local charities in the hope that Team Donegal Oil will help them promote awareness and generate funds for their charities. If you are a Charity in County Donegal you can register online at http://www.donegaloil.ie/teamdonegaloil/register-your-charity.
In the past few years, Arthur and his Team Donegal Oil have taken part in events such as The Mulroy Bay Adventure Race, The Race Around Ireland, The Donegal Atlantic Ultra Race, WAAR, The Race and many more raising over 10,000 Euro for the Donegal based Autism Family Support Group.
Just before Christmas, Team Donegal Oil put out a call to anyone who would like to join them for the 2017 Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race, a 555km cycle relay race, which takes place in June 2017 and they were so overwhelmed with the response from men & women of every age & from every part of the county who wanted to join & take part in the training, crewing for the event & taking part, as part of “Team Donegal Oil”.
This is a fantastic initiative one of the first that County Donegal has seen from a company who takes their Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and already they have proved that “Team Donegal Oil” will be a huge success and already has hundreds of members registered.
And as their motto states “Have a Go”. Make 2017 the year you join Team Donegal Oil, get fit, get mentally active & meet new friends.