Posted on February 09, 2016

Hundreds of employees and families participated in the ‘Sports Day’ activities organized by Qatargas on the occasion of the National Sports Day. An organizing committee managed the planning, preparation and execution of various sports activities for Qatargas employees and families on the Sports Day. A volunteer committee, made up of employees from across Qatargas conducted the day’s activities, ensuring the safety and comfort of all participants.

Qatargas organized the Sports Day in support of the National Sports Day and as part of the Company’s commitment to promote the health and wellbeing of the community. Building a healthy and productive society is a key objective of the Human Development Pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030 as well as a key objective of Qatargas' Corporate Social Responsibility. A variety of sporting events and activities were organized at Qatargas gymnasium at the Company’s Head Office building in Doha, Al Gharafa Sports Club, Doha Golf Club, and Al Khor Community.

Al Gharafa Sports Club was the main venue for Qatargas employees residing in Doha. Before kicking off the day’s activities, employees and their families joined the Company’s senior management team for a group photograph to mark the occasion. This was followed by a two kilometer walkathonAfter the walk, people moved to the different areas to enjoy their favorite sport. Popular sports like football, beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis and cricket were among the activities available. There was also a special area for children with several attractions like bouncy castles and slides.

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Qatargas medical and security support services were on stand-by, to ensure the safety and security of all participants. People also had the opportunity to have their blood sugar levels, blood pressure and body mass index checked at a dedicated health-check area set up by the Qatargas Medical Department. Refreshments and light lunch boxes were available for all participants throughout the day. Hundreds of employees and their families participated in the event, with a team of over 100 volunteers making sure that everything was conducted smoothly and everyone was comfortable. The day’s activities at the Al Gharafa Club came to a close with the prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the various competitions.

Golf enthusiasts meanwhile, enjoyed their favorite sport at the Doha Golf Club. In addition to honing their golfing skills at the Doha Golf Club Academy’s driving range, they also enjoyed playing on a purpose-made, 5-hole putting course and participated in a number of golfing lessons delivered by PGA professionals. Activities were also held at the state-of-the-art gymnasium at Qatargas’ Doha Head Office with general work-out sessions for the regular members.

A wide range of exciting activities were also organized in the Al Khor Community. In addition to a five kilometer walkathon, several popular sports and games like football, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, cricket and athletics were organized. There were also plenty of fun and games for children. In all, a total of over 4,000 Qatargas employees and families participated in the activities held at the various locations in Doha and Al Khor Community.