Project Description


Padraig is a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics and a patron of Irish charity Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF). He actively promotes Lollipop Day, the designated day for oesophageal cancer fundraising in Ireland. Padraig raises funds through various events and activities through The Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation and is also a Make-A-Wish Ambassador.


As a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics since May 2010, Padraig has conducted a number of golf clinics with Special Olympics athletes and coaches throughout the world. With over 4 million athletes in over 170 countries, Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation, providing year-round training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Find out how Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere by visiting their website:

 Padraig meeting members of Ireland's special Olympic team.