Wexford GAA is aware that a company is currently contacting businesses in the county, seeking to sell adverts for what they say is a Wexford GAA calendar which can serve as a fundraiser for local schools.
We wish to make it clear that we have no involvement in this project. The company is operating completely unofficially and without our permission, and none of the advertising receipts will be used for the promotion of Gaelic Games in the county.
A similar calendar/wall planner was produced last year, despite us asking the company involved not to use images of Wexford GAA, and not to claim they were offering potential advertisers “an opportunity to show support for Wexford GAA”. Every school in the county was then contacted, to advise that the calendars should not be given out to children, and to confirm that we have no involvement in and gain no benefit from the operation.
Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that this or another company is now making similar sales calls, and we urge people to be very conscious of the true situation.
Cathaoirleach of CLG Loch Garman, Micheal Martin, said: “While we are always very appreciative of the support shown to us by businesses and individuals alike, this is not an appropriate manner of doing so.
“I confirm that we have no involvement in this operation nor gain any benefit from it. In addition, in my experience, the fundraising potential offered to schools by such calendars/wall planners is questionable, to say the least.”
Individuals and businesses who wish to show support for Wexford GAA have a number of other means of doing so, including:
- Supporting the “Back to the 80s” party being organised by our senior hurling squad for Easter Saturday, April 8 through purchasing tickets or by joining the Wexford Senior Hurlers at a VIP table for ten on the night with prosecco, a meet and chat with the players and a gift of a Wexford jersey signed by the team – more details available from the Lantern Events website.
- Purchasing a ticket in our annual Club & County Draw, currently available from all clubs in the county, and where top prizes again include three new cars.
- A range of other advertising and sponsorship opportunities – contact the office in Chadwicks Wexford Park at (053) 9144808 or email [email protected] if interested.
We thank you for your attention in this matter.