- Published on 10 March 2015
Event Name:Special Olympics 5th MENA Games "Zayed Al Khaier"
Patronage: Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister & DubaiRuler.
Games Period: Saturday 11 to 15 November 2006 (5 days)
Venue Areas: Dubai
Participants: 1000 athletes representing 20 SO MENA Programs Family members, guests, competition officials, volunteers, press & media.
Sports included 10 sports including Soccer (5 aside), Aquatics, Athletics, Table Tennis, Basketball, Hand Ball, Equestrian, Bocce, Badminton and Power Lifting.
Special Olympics Initiatives:
3rd Regional Athlete Leadership Congress
3rd Regional Youth Summit
Healthy Athletes Screenings including Opening Eyes®, Special Smiles®, Healthy Hearing, Health Promotion, FUNfitness and introducing the Fit Feet.
SO MENA Games 2006 mission is to provide a unique sports, social, cultural, humane and enjoyable experience to SO MENA athletes participating in the Games, allowing them to celebrate their abilities, demonstrate joy, develop friendships and provide their families and the community with an exceptional medium to change the world and give more people a chance. The 2006 SO MENA Games is to set Dubai as the benchmark for social harmony and inclusion and be hailed as a model, proving that the MENA Region is the best location for the SOWSG 2011.
“We all have great potential and, if given the right opportunity, we can use in the best way. We should search for the power within ourselves”
His Highness SheikhMohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
In light of Sheikh Al Maktoum’s words, Special Olympics 2006 MENA Games is determined to give SO athletes the opportunity to realize their potential, transform communities by inspiring people, throughout the region, to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities, celebrate the similarities common to all people and involve the society, on all levels, in searching for the power within Special Olympics athletes to become heroes.
Official PR Agency:
Promoseven Sports Marketing is the official PR agency for the 5th Special Olympics MENA Games
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