Du-ing what it takes
Victory for telecoms company in first Corporate Sports Championship
After two thrilling days of competition du were crowned the champions of the inaugural Corporate Sports Championship Dubai, held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council and in aid of Friends of Cancer Patients.
The Emirates integrated telecoms company fought off a fierce challenge from Dubai Islamic Bank on the second day of the event, which was played at the state-ofthe-art Swiss International Scientific School, for a well-deserved victory as the best performing company over the championship.
In an incredibly close contest for the overall Championship title a tight margin separated DuMarking bai Islamic Bank in second place and Saudi German Hospital UAE in third position.
Dubai Islamic Bank claimed the award for the best team with under 20 participants, while du took home the Excellence Award for the team with the most employees across all the sports. Boston Consulting Group claimed the Team Discipline Award for sportsmanship.
du won the grand prize of a Corporate Wellness Program worth Dh150,000 that will be delivered by the Corporate Sports, while overall cash and prizes for the Championship exceeded Dh300,000.
Appropriately launched in the Year of Tolerance, the Corporate Sports Championship Dubai welcomed participants from over 50 nationalities – emphasising the diversity of Dubai’s culture – with ranging from 21 right through to over 60. In total 16 Industries were represented.
“The key objectives of the Corporate Sports Championship are to bring Wellness into the Workplace, promote Healthy Work/Life Balance and facilitate friendly competition all as part of the Ultimate Sports Day Experience,” said CEO and Founder of Corporate Sports, Mr. Mohammed Husary.
“Three ideas encapsulate what the Corporate Sports Championship Dubai is all about: Wellness, Engagement and Networking. We also would like to give our boundless thanks to Dubai Sports Council who have been with us every step of the way on our journey,” he added.
Corporate Sports assists regionally based companies to set-up, organise, and manage sports functions and wellness programs that promote employee engagement and work-life balance, healthy living, and, ultimately, boost corporate performance and profit.
Teamwork makes the dream work: du are crowned winners of the Corporate Sports Championship Dubai 2019.
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