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Posted On: 5 February 2015 04:36 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:52 pm

Qatar MICE Development Institute and Qatari Golf Ambassador Host First Mini-Golf For Everyone Tournament

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QMDI, a joint venture with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), invites families and friends this week to attend the first Mini-Golf For Everyone event promoting sports, integration and well-being in the local community.

Held on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th February, the event will take place on a bespoke 9 hole course at Katara Cultural Village in front of the iconic amphitheatre between 3pm and 7pm. The initiative is led by inspirational local sports figure Yasmian Al-Sharshani and managed by QMDI. Yasmian is the first Qatari professional golf player to play competitively in both local and international tournaments, and acts as an ambassador for encouraging golf in Qatar across all nationalities and abilities.

Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Naser, Chairman and CEO of QMDI, commented “QMDI’s platinum sponsorship of Mini-Golf For Everyone aims to promote sporting events in Qatar and support the local community. QMDI, as a Qatar Foundation’s joint venture is consistent with QF’s mission of contributing to the economic, social, educational and human development nationally. As we continue to further support Qatar’s position as a global point for business tourism, it is important we also invest our resources and expertise to make a positive impact locally.”

Yasmian Al-Sharshani comments: “I would like to thank QMDI for their valued contribution and investment in the Mini-Golf For Everyone event. Encouraging Qataris and the local community to be more active and involved in sport is something very close to my heart. This open initiative is a part of Qatar’s journey towards National Vision 2030 and for the benefit our beloved country and people.”

Local schools and universities will attend the event alongside key advocates of sports in the community, including Qatar Sport Police Federation and Qatar Paralympic Federation. This is the first event of its kind, the program will be varied to engage adults and children of all ages and abilities, in educational, cultural sporting activities. The initiative is united with H.H Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and his encouragement and vision for ‘Sports for All.’

Miniature golf, also known as mini-golf or crazy golf, is an offshoot of the sport of golf focusing solely on putting. It is played on courses consisting of a short series of holes with artificial obstacles such as tunnels/tubes, ramps, concrete/metal/fiberglass forms, and moving obstacles, such as windmills. Mini-Golf For Everyone seeks to include all sectors of the community in a fun and socially inclusive sport.

As a joint venture with Qatar Foundation, for Education, Science and Community Development. QMDI is the largest MICE Institute in Qatar, and a point of reference for the industry internationally by continuously helping to bring some of the most prominent events and conferences to Qatar.

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