John goes the distance for basketball buddies

by Rose Barrett
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A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up by John Blake to raise funds for Ballybrack Bulls, a wheelchair basketball club located in Ballybrack.

Operating since 2015, it costs approximately €4,000 to run the team in the Wheelchair Basketball League each year. 

In an effort to support the Ballybrack Bulls in the forthcoming league season, John is participating in two epic endurance tests this coming October. 

On Saturday, October 15, he will compete in an Ironman race in Cascais, Portugal which involves a 1.9km sea swim followed by a 90km cycle, and finally a half marathon run. Two weeks later on Sunday, October 30, he will take part in the Dublin City Marathon – a 26.2 mile race around the capital. 

Ahead of his fundraising challenge, John says: “I am excited to complete both Ironman Portugal and the Dublin City Marathon in aid of this amazing club which is so important to the community where I grew up.” 

Donations please to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-ballybrak-bulls

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