Circle K calls on Irish public to name Irish mascots for Tokyo Summer Olympics
Naming competition celebrates the launch of exclusive Official Team Ireland Merchandise in select stores
11 May 2021 | 0
Circle K has launched a new range of official Team Ireland merchandise in partnership with the Olympic Federation of Ireland, which will be available at the end of May in select stores nationwide, excluding Circle K Express. The range includes sunglasses, baseball caps, keyrings, drawstring bags, and two very special Team Ireland mascots.
To celebrate the launch of the merchandise, Circle K, which is a partner of both Irish Olympic and Paralympic Teams, is running a competition that gives the Irish public the chance to name the Team Ireland mascots. The public can enter the competition and suggest names for the mascots on the Circle K website until 20 May. A shortlist of entries will be revealed on Circle K’s social media channels on 21 May, where the public can vote for their favourite. The winning entry will become the official names for the Team Ireland Olympic mascots and, on top of that, this exciting prize includes a €250 One4all voucher and a hamper full of Olympic goodies. Tune into ‘The Late Late Show’ on 28 May where the mascots will be named.
Joanne D’Arcy, director of market development at Circle K Ireland, added: “I am delighted to announce that Circle K, in partnership with the Olympic Federation of Ireland, has launched a range of limited-edition Team Ireland merchandise which will be available at the end of May in select Circle K stores. Our customers have been incredible supporters of Team Ireland throughout our Here for Ireland campaign, and we hope that they will continue that support by purchasing an item of merchandise and either wearing or waving these items with pride as Team Ireland prepares for the Olympic stage in July.
“The range includes two soft toy mascots, and when it came time to naming our new friends, we felt we should leave it in the public’s hands. We’ve launched a new competition to find the mascot’s names and those who share their most imaginative suggestions will be entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes. So, show us what’s in a name and that you’re here for Team Ireland.”
“We are delighted that Circle K is running a national competition to find the best names for the official Team Ireland maolscots ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Catherine Tiernan, commercial director of the Olympic Federation of Ireland. “This year we are counting on the people of Ireland to support us from home, and we are very fortunate to have a partner like Circle K with stores and forecourts in every community in Ireland & Northern Ireland supporting our local Olympians . Thanks to Circle K’s support we look forward to finding winning names for our girl and boy mascots. The winning names will be announced on 28th May on the Late Late Show Olympic Special. Our Mascots will be available for purchase in selected Circle K stores from the end of May.”