Doha, Qatar - 01 February, 2015: As Qatar prepares for this year's National Sport Day (NSD), RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is partnering for the fourth consecutive year with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) to host its annual NSD celebration at Aspire's Warm-Up Track and Field.
"National Sport Day is an opportunity for Qatar's communities to come together under the uniting banner of sports. RasGas has been amongst the first companies to make full use of this special national holiday to foster a sporty spirit amongst our employees and we are very pleased to be hosting our events for the fourth time at Aspire's Warm-Up Track and Field," said Ali Zayed Al-Marri, RasGas Public Affairs Manager.
Bringing together RasGas employees and their families for a fun-filled day of activities under the theme of "Love Sport", the 2015 event is expected to attract more than 3,500 participants and promises to cater for all ages and sport abilities. Activities will range from team tournaments for popular sports such as football, basketball and cricket as well as individual sports activities such as running, spinning and penalty kicking. Also on the programme are sports entertainers performing live acrobatic shows.
"We are proud to partner with RasGas and be their choice for the fourth consecutive year hosting their unique Sport Day activities dedicated to its staff and families. It is an integral part of our mission and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy to enable other organizations and the whole community to enjoy sport and physical activity in its second-to-none amenities and to cater to all their needs to maximise the benefit of this unusual occasion," commented Nasser Abdullah Al-Hajri, AZF Acting Marketing and Communication Director.
The NSD celebration is part of the company's CSR programme's focus on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among employees and the larger community. RasGas is a long-term supporter for AZF's Step Into Health programme as well as regular host to company-wide health awareness initiatives such as Healthy Food Week and blood donation drives.
Photo Caption: Previous RasGas NSD activities hosted at Aspire's warm-up track & field.