Qatar Football AssociationNews
15.05.2016 0:19 in :

DOHA: With less than a week for the Emir Cup 2016 Final match between Al Sadd and Lekhwiya to kick-off,Qatar’s most prestigious football prize, the Emir Cup, has visited the Pediatric Oncology Ward and Children’s Ward atHamad General Hospital (HGH).

The children were ecstatic to be part of the Emir Cup fever and took every opportunity to take pictures with the trophy.

Organising for the Emir Cup Trophy Tour to stop at Hamad General Hospital is a way forthe Qatar Football Association (QFA) to give something back to the children and put a to smile on their faces.

The QFA delegation received a warm welcome from MaithaAlbuainain, CEO, Abdullah Al-Hajri, PR Manager of HGH, and Fatima Jassim Children’s Programs Coordinator.

The tour also involved the QFA delegation distributingcountless giftsto allchildren at the two wards while briefing them about the Emir Cup. All the gifts were presented by Fifty One East and Sony, the Official Sponsor of the Emir Cup 2016.

Commenting on the occasion, Ali Abdullah Al Khater, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Communications at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) said: “I am pleased to welcome the QFA to HMC and thank them for this generous gesture and visit which aims to put a smile on the faces of children who are receiving their treatment at HMC. I would like to call on institutions in Qatar to follow in the footsteps of the QFA by visiting the children’s wards at the hospital and to involve the children in their CSR initiatives.”

He added: “The Emir Cup comes at the forefront of sports activities which aim to promote a culture of exercise amongst all segments of the community; along withthe positive impact football has on public health on various community members. I wish the QFA all the success in all of its future initiatives and events and we look forward to taking part in next year’s Emir Cup Trophy Tour.

The Emir Cup Trophy Tour is part of QFA’s CSR strategy which is to reinforce the importance of collaborating with local entities in Qatar to promote the Emir Cup amongst the different communities.