Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications, Jamal Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, and Joe Rahal Foundation, organized the first friendly wheelchair basketball match for people with Iron Will. 19 players participated in the game, which took place between Al Sadaka Team – Beirut, and Tripoli Disabled Sports Association. Seven of the players were not People with Iron Will, reflecting the need to achieve integration in society through sport, especially basketball, which brings together all segments of society.
Characterized by high sportsmanship and Iron Will, the game ended with the victory of the Tripoli Disabled Sports Association (32-30).
“Alfa is a supporter of sport in general,” he said. “It has recently secured the free broadcast of the World Cup via Teleliban under the directives of the government and Minister Jarrah. We also support basketball in particular”. He pointed out that the support of Alfa goes beyond the official tournaments and professional athletes, and includes sports enthusiasts and local sports gatherings in remote areas, villages and communities, with the aim of achieving development and keeping young people away from harmful addiction to video games or drugs. “This commitment brought us today to this first of its kind game between two teams with Iron Will, and we confirm through this initiative our support to this segment of society so that players with Iron Will can compete seriously, especially that sports needs full physical readiness”.
He concluded that “Alfa will continue to support the Joe Rahal Foundation, sports and athletes in Lebanon, in addition to sports and youth initiatives as well as people with Iron Will in all fields, stemming from our belief in our community responsibility and our provision of the latest technology in the telecommunications sector which has transformed us from a conventional operator into a happiness provider to the Lebanese”.