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Doha: In the FIFA World Cup spirit of sustainability and inclusion, Qatar Creates, in partnership with Best Buddies Qatar and the Qatar Cycling Federation, sponsored by the Qatar Investment Authority, will host the Best Buddies Challenge Qatar 2022, a disabilities awareness and fundraising cycling event on December 15.
Taking place at Lusail Multipurpose Hall, the two-phased cycling event will gather proceeds to be donated to the Al Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities.
Supported by H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Best Buddies aligns itself with global cycling meets where professional cyclers and local enthusiasts unite to race towards a common goal. Beginning at 7 am, the event will feature two competitions, a 60km ticketed race which is open to the local cycling community and the public, and a 5km race with the exclusive participation of celebrities and VIPs.
Commenting on the event, H E Sheikha Al Mayassa said,“In this momentous year we are delighted to bring the Best Buddies cycling event to Qatar to raise valuable funds and reinforce our commitment to the inclusion and wellbeing of people living with disabilities across the country. As a community, we are committed to improving the lives of people living with disabilities, and continue to seek meaningful ways to engage in this important conversation through new spaces for dialogue and support for the incredible work of organisations such as the Al Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities.”
“Best Buddies is incredibly honoured to partner with Qatar Creates, Qatar investment Authority and Qatar Cycling Federation to host the organization's inaugural Best Buddies Challenge: Qatar in partnership with our friends from Shafallah” said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Best Buddies International.“The two organizations' exemplary efforts to promote social inclusion and the empowerment of individuals with disabilities throughout the country has undoubtedly changed lives for the better and continues to create an even greater awareness to the special abilities people with intellectual and developmental disabilities possess. It is my hope that this initiative, and future shared endeavours, will continue to bring attention to the organization's mission of friendship and inclusion for people with disabilities in Qatar and globally.”
Best Buddies ticket registrations opens on November 24, 2022 and can be purchased exclusively on the Best Buddies Challenge Qatar website. Local and international audiences can also enrich their cultural experience during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ with the One Pass. Launched as a gateway to arts and culture for all residents and visitors, One Pass is Qatar Creates' premier product, offering pass holders access to over 350 events and experiences, including art and cultural exhibitions, museums, live events, festivals, theatre and musicals, throughout November and December 2022.
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