Under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk, Director General of Fahd bin Sultan University Dr. Muhammad bin Abdullah Al Luhaydan today unveiled the logo for the first Tabuk Open Bocce Championship. ” game for people with severe disabilities, the first competition of which starts next Sunday. It will last five days with 85 players from various sports clubs for people with disabilities in the Kingdom under the slogan (You are from us and we, together with the Club of People with Disabilities in Tabuk and two branches of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and the Ministry of Sports in region.This is one of the development initiatives of the Emirate of Tabuk.It is hosted by Fahd bin Sultan University in support of sports and athletes from the Kingdom’s clubs for people with disabilities.It is the first of its kind and includes a number of games and competitions that the Tabuk region strives to make a region friendly to people with disabilities through the implementation of a number of educational and educational projects and programs, sports and recreation, the desire to achieve a quality of life for them, integrate them into society and coexist with them.
He added: “Fahd bin Sultan University is delighted to support such sports with a human dimension and sees in this an opportunity for greater community participation, which the university is committed to, with the unrestricted support and strong interest of His Highness Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz. , the governor of the Tabuk region, who always encourages such activities.” Initiatives and emphasizes them, noting that the tournament will begin from September 25 to 29 this year, asking God to grant success to all participants.
For his part, the founder of the game, head of the technical and control committee of the championship, Captain Mohsen Al Ismail, praised His Highness Emir Tabuk for his sponsorship of such innovative initiatives aimed at serving a precious part of the people. countries, indicating that these competitions are for people with moderate to severe four-way disabilities and include the carrying of a white wrestling ball. Two teams of competitors, and each competitor who mentally reaches this ball is awarded a point. at a certain time, in accordance with the rules of the game, in which the player must be mentally healthy and have a physical disability in his four limbs, and this is one of the unique games in the world that allows competition between men and women. , considering that it is based on individual and group mental sports, noting the importance of this game due to its positive benefits for integrating people with severe disabilities into society and in public places, and for recreating them instead of being left to live in their prevailing isolation due to the prevailing state of health.
Captain Al Ismail stated that about 35 referees from the Tabuk region have qualified for this game, in addition to a number of international referees, with more than 8 teams participating in the tournament, wishing success to all participants.