SHARJAH, Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's first and largest private exploration and production company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Local Organising Committee, LOC, for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to sponsor the World Games taking place from 14th-21st March.

The company has committed to provide financial support as well as volunteers and specialised care workshops for parents of World Games athletes in collaboration with its non-profit sister-organisation, High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Centre.

"We are proud to be sponsoring the Special Olympics World Games and supporting a cause that is integral to our goals and dear to our hearts," said Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Petroleum. "The empowerment of people with determination is central to our community efforts, and in this, the Year of Tolerance, it is an important initiative to support. We aim our efforts to further the cause of inclusion and help people of determination to become thriving, contributing members of society."

Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said, "With two months to go, excitement is building across the UAE and across the world as preparations for the World Games reach their closing stages. It is great to have the support of so many organisations across the UAE who together will help us to deliver the biggest and most inspirational event this country has ever hosted."

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year, welcoming more than 7,500 athletes from 192 nations to the UAE.

Source: Emirates News Agency