June 22, 2024

Most important pic: Steve Boyle (left) with relations at Mountcharles Pier.

An American philanthropist with robust Donegal connections is looking for sporting organisations throughout the county to collaborate with.

Stephen (Steve) Boyle and his spouse Kerry are co-founders and administrators of ‘2-4-1 Sports activities’, a non-profit that encourages youngsters to ‘pattern’ a couple of sport by way of particular camps.

His present house is West Hartford, Connecticut, nevertheless, Mr Boyle’s father John Joe is initially from Mountcharles.

In 2006, their 9-year-old daughter Alannah was instructed that making an attempt different sports activities was not an possibility if she wished to play for her native soccer staff. 

“As mother and father, educators, and coaches, we knew that enjoying just one sport didn’t make sense bodily, socially, or emotionally, not only for our daughter however for all youngsters,” Mr Boyle defined.

“Life’s 2 Quick 4 Simply 1 Sport™ turned our inspiration to launch what was then only a one week sport sampling camp, however what most now refer to easily as, 2-4-1.”

The Boyles knew they have been on to one thing that resonated with many households as a result of that first camp shortly elevated in numbers from one location in Connecticut to a number of areas serving 1000’s of children globally. 

2-4-1 founders Steve and Kerry Boyle.

Mr Boye spoke at size to Donegal Connections, the newest version of the Donegal Diaspora ezine which is out now.

“As certainly one of eight youngsters born to John Joe Boyle of Mountcharles and a mom from Leitrim, my identification has at all times been intertwined with the rugged, stunning landscapes of Donegal,” he stated.

The Boyles now wish to carry their sports activities mannequin to Donegal.

“We goal to carry our mannequin of sports activities sampling and bodily literacy improvement to extra communities, together with – if we are able to discover the fitting companions or supporters – Donegal, the land of our forebears,” he explains. 

“As a newly minted Irish citizen myself (I obtained my Irish passport throughout COVID), I cherish the prospect of contributing to the place that has so profoundly formed our identities and values. As certainly one of 85 first cousins (over half of which have Donegal roots), I may want for nothing greater than to be proudly doing 2-4-1 programming in Donegal.”

The Boyles hope to go to Donegal this 12 months. For anybody keen on supporting or collaborating with 2-4-1, they will electronic mail [email protected] or contact them by way of the 241play.org web site.

Learn Stephen’s superb story in Donegal Connections, the newest version of the Donegal Diaspora ezine, by clicking on the next LINK.


US philanthropist seeks to collaborate with Donegal sports activities teams was final modified: February seventh, 2024 by Cronan Scanlon