HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, expressed his thanks and gratitude to The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President , Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces for their unwavering support to sport sectors in our country.
Al Awani lauded the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transfer the UAE Special Olympics to be an independent organization that will directly cater and care for the affairs of UAE special Olympic athletes.
Al Awani said this move will motivate all youths of the UAE and Paralympics athletes to achieve new sportive accolades and accomplishments for our country, especially when they take part in Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019.
Al Awani reiterated the importance of this move and valued having this new organization under the chairwomanship of HH Sheikha Maryam bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
He assured Sheikha Maryam bint Mohamed Bin Zayed and the board of this new organization will motivate our athletes and help them to move forward towards new horizons.