BAM, which has a strong presence in Cork for over 60 years will support the event, which was officially launched yesterday in the River Lee Hotel, in its 68th year. The meet will take place at the Cork Institute of Technology Athletics Stadium on Wednesday, August 14 at 5.30pm.
“This initiative is part of BAM’s ‘Enhancing Lives’ programme – our commitment to enhance the lives of one million people by 2020 through employment, education, training and charity engagement projects.”
There are a host of event sponsors: Johnson Controls, Cork Airport, John Buckley Sports, Leisureworld, AON Hewitt, Musgrave’s SuperValu/Centra, Henry Ford & Son Ltd, KBC Bank, Barry’s Tea, Johnson & Perrott Ltd., The River Lee Hotel, FDC Financial Services, Dukes Coffee, JCD, Group, EVROS, Glenilen Farm, FMC, and O’Leary Insurance Group.
The BAM Cork City Sports this year should be a great spectacle as it is positioned in the lead up to the IAAF World Championships which takes place in Doha at the end of September. It should provide a timely test of form for a lot of world-class athletes in their build-up for the major championships.
A lot of our leading Irish athletes will compete in Cork. These will include Corks own Phil Healy from Bandon AC, multi Irish record holder in the sprints. In 2018, she set a new Irish Record of 22.99 for the 200m at the Cork City Sports. She will undoubtedly be trying to improve on this as she takes on all comers from across the world on home soil this year.
The programme will include throws, jumps, sprints and middle-distance events as well as a very interesting inter-firm relay race involving local businesses and institutions. The international programme will have athletes from Ireland, USA, Australia, Ethiopia, The Bahamas, Jamaica, South Africa, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Canada, Kenya, England, Poland, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany and Slovenia, providing a feast of athletics.
This will be a great evening out for all the family at CIT Athletics Stadium, Bishopstown.