AUD organized its eighth annual School Sports Challenge (AUDSSC) held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation and President of the UAE National Olympic Committee, and sponsored by Choueiri Group this past weekend. The multisport festival took place on Friday, February 22, 2019, featuring boys’ and girls’ school teams and individual athletes from 20 different high schools across the UAE, who competed in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Track and Field
During its closing ceremony, AUD presented an Overall Performance Award to the participating school that won the most Gold Medals in Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball. The winning school will then be entitled to nominate one graduating student excelling in either Basketball, Soccer or Volleyball to receive the AUD School Sports Challenge Athletic Scholarship (100% tuition waiver). Criteria will be shared with the winning school after the event.
The International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS) took home the School Sports Challenge Athletic Scholarship offered by AUD. “We believe in rewarding excellence and encourage our students and our communities to strive to achieve it. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellent athletic skills, good sportsmanship all the while maintaining good academic standing. We look forward to welcoming new students on our campus to further cultivate their skills, athletically and academically,” explained Carol Maalouf, AUD Directors of Admissions.
Encouraging interaction amongst students from various schools, backgrounds and communities is the main objective of this sports day. “The AUD School Sports Challenge has grown year on year to become one of the leading sports events for school students across the UAE. Students and coaches alike are always excited to experience the university campus and make use of the top notch facilities,” commented Joseph Nohra, AUD’s Acting Athletic Manager.
The schools who participated in the 8thth Annual AUD School Sports Challenge were:
Al Mawakeb School – Al Barsha
Al Mawakeb School- Al Garhoud
ISAS – International School of Arts and Sciences
Nibras International School
Philadelphia Private School Dubai
Sharjah American International School – Sharjah
Sharjah American International School – Dubai
American International School – Dubai
International School of Choueifat – Abu Dhabi
International School of Choueifat – Al Ain
International School of Choueifat – Dubai
International School of Choueifat – Dubai Investments Park
International School of Choueifat – Khalifa City
International School of Choueifat – Ras Al Khaima
International School of Choueifat – Ruwais
International School of Choueifat – Sharjah
Dubai International Academy (DIA)
Dubai International School – Al Qouz
GEMS UNITED SCHOOL (Bradenton Prep. Academy)
The American school of creative science
The 2019 AUD SSC was coordinated the following sponsors:
SSC in general
Abela & Co.
Lunch and Dinner
High Five Events
VIP security services
Global Travel & Tourism
3 Desert Safari Tickets
2 Airline tickets, round trip
Del Monte Foods
Juice and fruits
Interactive Insurance Brokers
Sound on Stage
American Hospital Dubai
AUD is grateful to all the sponsors for their support in helping transform this event into a successful annual day of sportsmanship.
We certainly look forward to tying up with these sponsors, yet again, in our forthcoming events and activities – commented Joseph Nohra.