Ithmaar backs Bahrain special needs athletes
Manama, December 22, 2012
Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, once again extended is support to Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation (BDSF), this time by sponsoring the upcoming GCC Wheelchair Basketball Championship.
The sports federation concentrates on helping rehabilitate athletes with special needs into the mainstream of the economy and, over the years, implemented a number of projects to enable the athletes to make positive contributions to the Kingdom’s growth and development.
The cheque was presented to the BDSF public relations manager, Ali Qaisi, by Ithmaar Bank CEO and board member Mohammed Bucheerei in the presence of Ithmaar Bank executive GM (Support Group) Juma Abull.
“Ithmaar Bank has long recognised the important contributions of athletes with special needs and, perhaps more importantly, their dramatic potential for truly inspiring achievements,” said Bucheerei.
“We are particularly proud of the achievements of our national athletes and feel privileged to be able to support, if even in a small way, the Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation,” he stated.
“Ithmaar’s on-going support has contributed, in a big way, to help us conduct training programmes and hone the talents of disabled athletes which, in turn, had led to participation in international events – including the Olympics – where our athletes have won several medals,” said Qaisi.
“We are now, for example, preparing for the Sixth GCC Wheelchair Basketball Championship which will be held in Kuwait this December. To help raise funds for the championship, we are hosting a major cultural show – and Ithmaar’s latest contribution to the federation will certainly help bring the Championship a step closer,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service