7 December 2015
By David O’Sullivan
There was an unusual sight in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium across November, as numerous hairy upper lips made an appearance – on both men and women! It was of course part of the global Movember campaign, which Curraheen Park and 8 other Greyhound Stadia supported through their ‘Movember Deal of the Month’ package. More than 1,100 customers enjoyed the package and the Irish Greyhound Board were delighted to donate a cheque worth €2,378 to the Movember Foundation on their behalf.
For every Movember Deal of the Month package sold, €2 was donated to Movember. The package, priced at €11.95, included admission & race programme (which alone is worth €10), a house beer or wine, chicken tenders, chips & dip, and a false moustache so all could be part of the spirit of Movember.
Encouraged to share their Mo pictures using #DogsWithMos on social media, customers also had a chance to win an iPad Air. The lucky winner was SaraJayne Whittle from Waterford, who shared a snap from her night out in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium.
Along with Curraheen Park in Cork, Greyhound Stadia in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Mullingar, Newbridge, Tralee and Waterford all took part in the fun. Behind the jovial hairy exterior, Movember raises funds for men’s health charities such as the Irish Cancer Society, and is committed to men living happier, healthier and longer lives.
For information on greyhound racing or to book a Night at the Dogs visit www.CurraheenParkGreyhoundStadium.ie. Details on the Movember foundation, and the work it supports in Ireland, can be found on https://ie.movember.com.