Dubai: In keeping with the spirit of the UAE’s Year of Giving, the Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has decided to donate the proceeds of the Dubai Women’s Triathlon to charity.
Participants can enter as a team or as individuals, and, this being the Year of Giving in the UAE, the organising committee has decided that all proceeds from the event will go to global philanthropic organisation, Al Jalila Foundation, to support women with disabilities and provide them with prostheses.
The decision was made following a meeting of the organising committee of the Dubai Women’s Triathlon that was attended by Fouzeya Faridoon, Director of Women’s Sports Development section at DSC, and officials from Dubai Police and the General Department of Organisations Protective Security and Emergency, among others.
There will be attractive cash prizes on offer as well, with participants divided into two age groups in each of those three categories — 16 to 29 years and 30-plus. The organising committee also approved prize money, with the winner in each category receiving Dhs50,000, while the second and third runners-up will get a one-year free membership to the Dubai Ladies Club.