Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2022: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, takes part as a gold sponsor in the 24th edition of the Arab Nations Basketball Championship, a regional basketball championship for men of Arab world. The championship was kicked off this week in Dubai and will run until February 16, 2022, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council. The UAE, as the host country, will participate in the championship along with Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Somalia, to compete for the Cup.
The tournament was launched bearing the name of an outstanding leadership figure beloved to the people of the Emirates, late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and comes in remembrance and honor of his charitable deeds, and to commemorate his generosity and goodness.
Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: 'Our gold sponsorship for the championship is inspired by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who said 'Sports tournaments are occasions in which our nations renew their joy and self-confidence, and join together in shared passions'. Organizing the 24th edition of the Arab Nations Basketball Championship reflects the UAE's keenness to gradual recovery of normal life, resume sports activities and enhance the concept of teamwork as well as inspire positive and healthy competition.'
Bin Shafar added that the gold sponsorship is under Empower’s strategy to support various social and youth activities at the state level, as part of the company's social and national responsibilities. 'In Empower, we have a constant commitment to serving the local community and supporting the positive activities and initiatives”, He added.