Details of the initiative were announced during a press conference at Dubai Police General HQ last week Image Credit: Dubai Police

Dubai: The Dubai Police aims to raise Dh3 million through a ‘Sport for Support’ Ramadan charity drive.

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The funds will support projects such as charitable endowments, family support initiatives, medical assistance, mosque construction, purchasing of copies of the Quran, construction of water wells and providing water tanks.

The Athletes Council of the police said the campaign aims to engage more than 100,000 people through sports activities during the holy month, which begins around March 11 this year.

The campaign has been launched is association with the Dar Al Ber Society, Dubai Economy and Tourism, and Dubai Sports Council.

Participants interested in charitable contributions can donate through Dar Al Ber platforms at the sporting events or through a campaign-specific online link associated with Dar Al Ber.

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The announcement of the campaign launch came during a press conference held recently by the Athletes Council at the Dubai Police General HQ in the presence of Dr Maryam Anas Al Matroushi, Chairperson of the Athletes Council; Captain Ahmad bin Thabou Al Falasi; Safwan Al Omari from Dar Al Ber; Yousuf Suhail from Al Wasl Club, and Mohammed Al Sar from Fitness Time Gym.

‘Iftar with Leaders’

Sport for Support will be implemented by several programmes during Ramadan, such as ‘Iftar with Leaders’, which offers an opportunity interact with leaders at Dubai Police and guests of honours to enhance social communication. There will be exercises for 30 minutes, followed by iftar - the meal taken at the end of the day’s fast at sunset - with leaders. The initiative will take place for seven days at Dubai Police Officers Club, involving various sectors within the Dubai Police General Command.

ADNOC Pro League

The campaign will also be presented at the ADNOC Professional League, taking place at Dubai clubs during Ramadan. The campaign participation will focus on highlighting the importance of sports, promoting charity work, as well as raising awareness about health and fitness in the community.

Pavilion at NAS

A dedicated pavilion will be allocated at NAS sports tournament to engage the spectators and partners. NAS sports tournament features games, including volleyball, wheelchair basketball, running, cycling race, paddle tennis, fencing, jiu-jitsu, and tug of war.

Dubai World Cup

The campaign will also be part of the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup, on March 30 at the Meydan Racecourse.