Showing posts with label Special Olympics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Special Olympics. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The Kanoo Group congratulates UAE and Equestrian Team headed by Mohamed Mubarak from Kanoo Machinery on their Special Olympics medal winning


Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Kanoo Group extended its heartfelt congratulations to the UAE for overall ranking fifth in the world, and first in the Arab world, in the recent 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 14–21, 2019.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces inaugurated the said event.

Members of The Kanoo Group also commended Mohamed Mubarak from Kanoo Machinery, who played an important role as a Trainer to a team of nine athletes that overall won first place in the Individual Equestrian Games category, with 18 medals (6 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 7 bronze).

The Special Olympics World Summer Games is a multi-sport event for people with determination in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. The World Games was hosted for the first time in the Middle East & North Africa Region since its founding 50 years ago. Over 7,000 athletes from around the world (190 countries) headed in Abu Dhabi to proudly represent their nations and compete in a series of different sports.

The grand opening ceremony was graced by King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and Macky Sall of Senegal, and Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta; their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates: Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman, Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi of Fujairah, Shaikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu’alla of Umm Al Qaiwain, and Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.
Mohamed Mubarak said, “I am proud to represent The Kanoo Group and to be a part of the Special Olympics team with such an incredible achievement. With this great success, we wish your continued support in our participation in the upcoming Olympics in Sweden, in 2021. Thank you.”

He also said, “This global movement focuses on the empowerment of People of Determination through the power of sport. Let us all continue to inspire people with special needs to overcome the obstacles, to develop and to show their full potentials.”
The UAE ranked fifth in the world with 128 medals (64 gold medals, 55 silver medals and 63 bronze), behind United States (Fourth place), India (Third place), Russia (Second place) and Canada (First place).
See also: Kanoo employee supports UAE team for 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Kanoo employee supports UAE team for 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Mohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak addresses the UAE Team during the 2015 World Games held in Los Angeles to personally thank the league and The Kanoo Group for the usual support.

Dubai, UAE – For the second year in a row, Mohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak of Kanoo Machinery demonstrated his support for UAE athletes with intellectual disabilities as one of the volunteers for the national team and also a coach for the Equestrian delegates in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games held on July 25 - August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

55 UAE Athletes brought out their courage, strength, determination and spirit of sportsmanship in competing for different sport categories in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football, handball, powerlifting and table tennis during the Special Olympics. 

US First Lady Michelle Obama, with the presence of former Special Olympic athlete Tim Harris, declared the 2015 Special Olympics World Games open, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 25, 2015 with her heartfelt message to millions of people watching the event on television. 
Mohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak of Kanoo Machinery poses with His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi, Consul General of the UAE in Los Angeles [1st left] during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
Uniting the world through sports in a celebration of the abilities and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities and forming a new global vision of acceptance, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world capital for media and entertainment in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Concurrently, the UAE has been participating in the Special Olympic World Games since 1999. Earlier, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman, Dubai Sports Council (DSC) announced a Dh1 million grant to the UAE national team to express his support for the athletes who constantly make presence felt in international stage as major runners for World Games. 

After more than a week of play-offs, The UAE in addition to MENA Participants bid adieu to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games with pride and joy after they managed to rake numerous awards in various categories and also pulled-off First Prize wins from among 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in 25 Olympic-type sports from 165 nations; along with 2,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators around the world. 

As a representative of The Kanoo Group, Mr. Mubarak said, “I am honored to be a part of such international sporting event that gives renewed encouragement and empowerment for athletes with special needs to positively contribute to the welfare of our society through their talents and capabilities. It certainly impacts the way people perceive and breaks down social barriers in the mainstream community irrespective of racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic background.”

He added: “We would like to thank and congratulate the UAE team on behalf of TheKanoo Group for this significant journey and milestone achievement. We are so proud of the collaboration that each has contributed to the general success, most especially the athletes for bringing home top medals/honours to our country.” 






 







About The Kanoo Group


‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Kanoo Employee supports sporting event for intellectually disabled athletes

The 8th Special Olympics Middle East-North Africa Regional Games is seen as a major boost for disabled sport in the society.  
Dubai, UAEMohd Sagher Mubarak Mohammed Mubarak of Kanoo Machinery took part in the Eighth Special Olympics Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Games held at Cairo, Egypt on 3rd - 10th December 2014 to support members of the community with intellectual disabilities.

Mr. Mubarak volunteered as one of the facilitators of the event, as emissary of The Kanoo Group. He was hailed for his support and contribution to the UAE Disabled Sports Federation as one of the supervisors of the UAE team. 

He held a major role as an Instructor for the ‘Riding Horse team’. The athletic tournaments included equestrian - in addition to swimming, cycling, bowling, weightlifting, skiing, table tennis, floor tennis, boccia, volleyball, handball, basketball, badminton, soccer and gymnastics.

The playoffs featured athletes with intellectual disabilities in the MENA region, with competing teams from 15 different countries. Separate conferences were also spearheaded by leaders of their communities for the youth leaders, family members and Special Olympics athletes.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opened the Special Olympics with the presence of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and Minister of Sports Khalid Abdel Aziz, along with several high-level representatives from other participating countries. 

His Excellency earlier issued directives to provide all the necessary needs of the Egyptian intellectually disabled team and to remove all obstacles facing the delegation. He stated, “These players are part of the Egyptian society and they have equal rights that should be taken care of.”
Thousands of people attended the latest edition with the aim to continue to facilitate progress at the Paralympic Games and to bring home top medals and honours. The event further provides encouragement and empowerment for athletes with special needs to positively contribute to the welfare of their society and to the achievements of the nation and the entire Region.

Special Olympics Middle East and North Africa is one of the Special Olympics’ global seven regions and a global social movement, the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. For the past years, it has been flourishing from 20,000 athletes in 2001 to 150,000 in 2013; with a goal to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere.


Essentially, the inaugural Special Olympics Middle East-North Africa Regional Games was first held in 1999 in Cairo, and was previously hosted by Tunisia, Rabat, Dubai, Damascus and others. 


About The Kanoo Group


‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
http://www.facebook.com/TheKanooGrouphttp://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kanoo-grouphttp://twitter.com/KanooMarketinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kanoo_Group
 

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