Qatar 2015 Launches its Ramadan Event Programme

Doha, June 22 (QNA) – The Qatar 2015 Men’s Handball World Championship Organising Committee and The Ritz-Carlton, Doha today announced a partnership that will allow the two organisations to collaborate on a series of activities during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Qatar 2015 will sponsor a special themed Ramadan tent on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha. The Ramadan tent will include activities designed to encourage the community to become more involved with sport, particularly handball.

Planned activities include work with the Qatar Red Crescent to distribute 150 Iftar boxes every day to workers during the Holy Month, to demonstrate the spirit of charity and to enable them break their fast.

Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, Director General, said: “Our objective is to spread awareness about the game of handball, to engage the community in our activities and to uphold the traditions of Qatar. We have organised a series of special events, with a particular focus on the next generation. Hosting the draw during the Holy Month of Ramadan will enable us to project the values and traditions of the State of Qatar to the world.”
Over Garangao, the combined teams from Qatar 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and Qatar Red Crescent will visit Souq Waqif, distributing goody bags to children there.

The Qatar 2015 World Championships official mascot Fahed will play a key role in all these events.

Fahed represents a young Qatari boy who has inherited the love of adventure and new experiences from his ancestors, but most importantly, he loves the game of handball. Faheds main mission is to make handball one of the most popular sports in the region and the world. His responsibilities include introducing handball to the community by spreading joy across Qatar and supporting a healthy lifestyle by encouraging everyone to practice sports.

To begin this initiative, Fahed will invite 60 children from the Dhreima Foundation for Iftar at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha. The Iftar, which will be held on 6 July 2014, aims to leave the children with lasting memories of the Holy Month, and inspire young people to be more active in sports and engage them in the sport of handball.

As well as working together during the Holy Month of Ramadan, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha will host the official draw for the Qatar 2015 Mens World Championship that will take place on 20 July 2014. (MORE)

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