Donegal Person of the Year 2018
On Saturday 2nd March, Jason Black was awarded Donegal Person of the Year for 2018.
Jason is a well-known endurance athlete and adventurer. He competed for Ireland with the Judo Association of Ireland. Moving on and joining Cycling Ireland, racing competitively in regional and Irish national road races. Jason has taken part in many endurance cycling events across the world. Honing his skills around the world climbing with exceptional athletes prepared him to tackle the might of the +8000mtr giants and the greatest mountains in the world. Jason trained and climbed some of the highest mountains in the world to include: Mt. Everest Basecamp, Mt. Kala Pathar, Mt.Island peak, Mt. Everest, Mt. Blanc, Mt. Mc Kinley, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mt. Elbrus and K2. He is a great inspiration to others and a deserving winner of Donegal Person of the Year 2018.
Over 350 people attended the event in the Ballsbridge Hotel which was a fantastic night. Many tributes were paid to Jason Black for his work on mental health and domestic violence in Donegal. As a result, the ‘Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service’ was the chosen charity on the night. We look forward to working with Jason during the year as our ambassador.