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DSW partners with Team Angel Wolf and Omnicom Media Group to raise awareness about children with disabilities in sports

The venue is set to host the inaugural race for the ‘Together We Can’ campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Sports World is gearing up to host a very special event next week to raise awareness about children with disabilities in sports, together with Team Angel Wolf. Two customised wheelchairs provided by Omnicom Media Group MENA (OMG), will be available to give children with disabilities in the UAE the opportunity to race, and this will be inaugurated with a fun race led by Team Angel Wolf and OMG employees at the Dubai Sports World on Monday, August 7, 2017.

This initiative is part of Team Angel Wolf’s ‘Together We Can’ community programme, where they host free weekly community activities for children with disabilities to enjoy sports with their families and volunteers from the community.

“Since its inception, Dubai Sports World has been committed to helping families stay healthy and active, especially during the warm summer months. We are delighted to collaborate with Team Angel Wolf to launch an activity that promotes inclusion and integration of children with disabilities in the community and enables them to enjoy an exciting racing activity alongside family and friends,” said Ahmed Alkhaja, Senior Vice President – Venues, DWTC.

Team Angel Wolf started as one family’s initiative, and has garnered support around the UAE over a short span of time. Nick Watson, former Royal Marine and fitness expert, and his son Rio, who has disabilities, routinely participate in racing tournaments in the UAE to raise awareness about children with disabilities in sports.

Alanna Turpin, Group Sustainability Manager at OMG MENA said, “Inclusion is important to us, whether it be a child of different abilities or a member of our staff. Our partnership with Team Angel Wolf has allowed us to engage all levels of employees in the domains of corporate wellness and giving back to the community – two pillars of our corporate sustainability program. In 2016, Team Angel Wolf trained 57 employees to take part in the Roy Nasr Triathlon and in return, we provided them with two new running chairs. These will now allow employees, who are already committed to the cause, the opportunity to continue taking part in fitness-related challenges while including children with determination from our community in the experience.”

Nick Watson from Team Angel Wolf said, "We are very excited for the opportunity to launch the 'Team Angel Wolf Together We Can community programme' at Dubai Sports World, at such an amazing location with great facilities. We are very grateful to OMG for providing the first 2 chairs that will help the launch the programme, so we can show the community what will be available after the summer. Our goal is to have 10 chairs by the end of the year!”

The race is set to take place at 7am on August 7th, 2017. Participants will cover 7 km, which is 14 laps of the DSW running track. For more information about the activity and Team Angel Wolf, please visit the Facebook page: Team Angel Wolf or Instagram: #TeamAngelWolf

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