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Posted On: 23 June 2014 10:53 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:51 pm

Qatar 2015 ties up with hotel for Ramadan events

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Qatar 2015 will sponsor a special-themed Ramadan tent on the grounds of the hotel.

It will include activities to encourage the community to become more involved with sport, particularly handball.

Activities include work with Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) to distribute 150 Iftar boxes every day to workers during the holy month, demonstrate the spirit of giving and enable them break their fast.

Dr Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, Director-General, the Qatar 2015 Men’s Handball World Championship Organising Committee, said: “Our objective is to spread awareness about handball, engage the community in our activities and uphold the traditions of Qatar.

“We have organised special events, with a focus on the next generation. Hosting the draw during Ramadan will help us project to the world Qatar’s values and traditions.”

Over Garangao, combined teams from Qatar 2015, Ritz-Carlton Doha and QRC will visit Souq Waqif and distribute goody bags to children.

The championship’s official mascot Fahed will play a key role in all events. He represents a young Qatari boy who has inherited the love of adventure and new experiences from his ancestors, but most importantly, he loves handball.

His main mission is to make handball one of the most popular sports.

His responsibilities include introducing handball to the community through spreading joy across Qatar during the holy month. He will support a healthy lifestyle and encourage everyone to practise sports.

Fahed will invite 60 children from Dhreima Foundation for Iftar at the Ritz-Carlton Doha.

The Iftar on July 6 aims at giving children lasting memories of the holy month, inspiring young people to be more active in sport and engaging them in the sport of handball.

As well as working together during Ramadan, the Ritz-Carlton Doha will host the official draw for the championship on July 20. Hoss Vetry, Cluster General Manager of the hotel, said: “We are honoured to have been selected by the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship 2015 to be their exclusive and official draw host hotel in Qatar.

“We believe that The Ritz-Carlton Doha represents all expectations one can anticipate from the legendary Ritz-Carlton services from all of the ladies and gentlemen.”

Following the completion of the European play-offs earlier this month, 20 of the final 24 competing nations have been confirmed, with remaining teams set to qualify 29 June.

This is the latest in a series of announcements and activities planned across Qatar as the World Championship Draw comes closer. The Qatar 2015 Men’s Handball World Championship Organising Committee plans to inspire Qatar to get involved with initiatives taking place between now and the official launch of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship.