Posted on February 15, 2016

As part of its on-going efforts to encourage active and healthy lifestyles, McDonald’s Qatar, the leading foodservice company in Qatar, joined in all the fun and games for the fourth Qatar National Sports Day. The leading food chain restaurant supported a series of events held by leading local organizations including Qatar Institute of Speech & Hearing, Qatar Hope, Khawala Bint Alazwar School and Barwa City Community initiatives. McDonald’s Qatar gave away meals and giveaways and kept all the children entertained. Over 500 children with their parents attended the events and participated in the sports activities organised by the McDonald’s Qatar staff such as Obstacle Course, Sack Race, Cone relay and Tug of War among others.

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Commenting on McDonald’s Qatar’s participation in National Sports Day, Mr. Kamal Saleh Al Mana, Managing Director of Al Mana Restaurants & Food Co., the owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Qatar, said, “We are proud to partner with these diverse organisations in our support of the Qatar’s National Sports Day, an event that reinforces Qatar’s commitment to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for all. Highlighting the importance of sports, for both able bodied people and those with disabilities, in leading a healthy life is an important pillar of McDonald’s corporate social responsibility and a positive way we can give back to the communities in which we operate. We thank the visionary leaders of our nation for implementing such unique initiatives and look forward to the continued success of the event in years to come.”

Qatar National Sports Day is a pioneering initiative adopted by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of State Qatar, as part of a nation-wide effort to encourage active and healthy lives. This year’s event saw hundreds of Qatari residents and expatriates take part in a wide range of free sporting activities, including cycling, swimming, football and basketball all across the country. McDonald’s Qatar is actively involved in supporting local charities and youth sports, and is committed to take up any cause in the interest of the community, that works towards a better and healthier society.