Sports and Health
Since its inception in 1974, QAPCO’s corporate culture has been profoundly marked by sporting events and athletic competitions.
We believe it raises people’s confidence and skills and improves physical health and mental well-being ; It also helping build social and family cohesion by bringing people together sports have the ability to a culture that values physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
These benefits contribute towards broader outcomes such as improving general health and life expectancy, or increasing employee engagement or productivity at work for instance. Sports are an integral part of the Company’s corporate culture and we aim to share this culture with our community.
2015 National Sports Day
As part of our dedication to promoting physical activity through sport in Qatar, QAPCO sponsored Qatar’s National Sports Day held at Al Khor in 2015. The National Sports Day was organised by Qatar’s Sports and Environment Committee, in cooperation with Friends of the Environment Center and the ‘A Flower Each Spring’ program.
Around 800 people from schools and the community attended this year’s event aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyles and raising awareness on the importance of building a sports culture in Qatar.
The event highlighted the close link between sport and the environment. Referring to the importance of the optimal use of natural resources and the rational use of water and energy, Qatar’s National Sports day seeks to also promote the values and knowledge about environmental issues and the necessity to preserve the environment.
Sponsorship of 24th Men’s Handball World Championship
For the first time in its history, the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship was held in Lusail, Qatar across three newly constructed venues. From 15th January to 1st February, 24 national teams from around the world competed for the prestigious title of World Champion. Along with a host of leading companies, QAPCO and Qatofin provided QR 15 million in support of the event.
This incredible level of support underpins QAPCO’s commitment to promoting sports. As part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, health and wellness factor prominently. QAPCO shares in this vision and is committed to helping foster a culture of physically active Qataris.
France emerged as the 2015 World Champion in the close final match against Qatar. The Qatari national team made their country proud as they won their first medal here in Qatar.
All profits from the ticket sales, a total of QR 9 million, were donated to Education Above All Foundation’s ‘Educate A Child’ program, a cause close to the heart of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser that aims to increase worldwide access to education.