In cooperation with the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination and on the occasion of the Month of People of Determination, Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club organized a friendly wheelchair basketball match on Wednesday 16th December 2020 at the Al Ain basketball indoor court at Falaj Hazza.
The Al Ain First Basketball Team players joined the Al Ain Basketball Team for People of Determination to play as one team.
The match was held in the presence of Mr. Rashid Abdullah Ali, Acting Operational Director of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, Mr. Ahmed Sultan Al Nuaimi, Sports Director of Al Ain Sports Games Company, Mr. Ismail Al Marazeeq, Director of Sports Clubs Department of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, Mr. Theban Salem Al Muhairi, Secretary-General of the National Paralympic Committee, and attended and supervised by the Corporate Communication Department at Al Ain Sports Club.
The friendly match was played in four rounds, during which Team “A” won Team “B” by 27-19.
By the end of the friendly match, the Al Ain Team for People of Determination was honored with gifts and presents offered by the match’s sponsor, “Out Boutique for Perfumes” and the Al Ain Club shield was presented to Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination. Then a group photo was taken of all the participants in this event.
Ahmed Sultan Al Nuaimi, Sports Director of Al Ain Sports Games Company, said: “Such an event makes us so please when we participate in such games with our brothers and sons of people of determination in their sports activities despite the conditions we are experiencing due to the breakthrough of Corona pandemic. Nevertheless, we insisted on bringing joy and pleasure to them. Indeed, this is our role as a community sports institution. We always strive to involve those with will and determination in our sports and cultural activities.”
Al Nuaimi thanked the Corporate Communication Department of Al Ain Club for such a tremendous and significant initiative and commended the superior cooperation with the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination for providing such opportunities.
He concluded by saying: “These events establish the spirit of the one family, integrating such a segment of the society and highlighting their capabilities and challenges facing them. Their disability does not and will not be an obstacle towards achieving their dreams and successes in the future.”