Golf ace lends support to the Special Olympics

A former Falcon trophy-winning golfer recently helped to raise awareness about and promote the upcoming Special Olympics IX MENA Games in Abu Dhabi.

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 10.37.18 AMSpanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal teamed up with Zimbabwean Special Olympics gold medal-winning athlete Munyaradzi Musariri for the Pro-Am as part of this year’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The team-up was held to increase public awareness and inspire volunteers to come forward and help run the regional event, which takes place from 17th to 21st March, as well as promote the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi in 2019.

Pablo said: “I had a great game with Munya. It’s great to meet people who are pushing hard and trying every day to be better at our sport.

“Golf is a very fun and unique game. It takes a lot of abilities to play but is great for everyone.

“It is probably the only game that exists where you never lose, you always finish in a position, so it is a great for young people and athletes with intellectual disabilities to get involved in.”

Participants in the Special Olympics volunteer programme, with and without disabilities, will get the opportunity to work as part of the biggest humanitarian sporting event in the world while helping to promote tolerance, fun and the accessibility of sports for everyone in the UAE.

For more information, visit: volunteers.ae/specialolympics.aspx

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