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Natural Grocers Sponsoring Gaelic Athletic Association Finals

Natural Grocers Gaelic Athletic Association

Natural Grocers will be the anchor sponsor of the 2023 U.S. Gaelic Athletic Association National Finals, set for Aug. 18-20 in Denver.

The Southwest Division of the U.S. Gaelic Athletic Association and the Denver Gaels, a Gaelic Athletic Association Club founded in 1996, will host the event in Colorado for the second time in the organization’s history. 

The club offers opportunities to play the national sports of Ireland, including hurling, camogie and men’s and women’s Gaelic football.

“Gaelic games have a deep and profound history throughout Ireland and that history permeates these events,” said Michael Schaefer, chair of the Southwest division of the USGAA

Eamonn Ryan, organizing committee chair and a member of the Denver Gaels, said they are looking forward to showcasing “these culturally unique and historic sports for the city of Denver.”

“We have a number of members hard at work to put on a fantastic event and it has been rewarded with great support from our local community, including our anchor sponsor Natural Grocers,” he said.

The sponsorship provides funding for the competition and the U.S. Gaelic Athletic Association organization. Natural Grocers will be able to engage with the more than 2,500 athletes, coaches and fans expected to attend.

The company also is offering $5 off admission for Natural Grocers employees and {N}power members. To receive the discount, They can show the company’s app at the gate.

In a statement, Natural Grocers VP of Marketing Raquel Isely described the company as a “family-operated business that has been an active part of the Colorado community for almost 68 years.”

“We see this partnership as an ideal way to give back to a health-minded demographic and to bring exciting, national level sporting events to our state from around the world,” she said.

In addition to Natural Grocers, the event has also received support from the Colorado Department of Tourism, the Daniels Fund and corporate sponsorship from various local businesses.

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