KUWAIT: Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low cost carrier, has been supporting the Kuwait Basketball Association (KBA) since 2021 concluding with the finals of the Basketball Cup and league matches recently. The Kuwait Club emerged winner of the Basketball Cup as well as the league matches. The Basketball Cup tournament follows a single-elimination competition format allowing the association to gather all local clubs associated with the federation.
A total of 15 clubs (men and women) and over 1,500 players participated in the different matches. Basketball is a popular game in Kuwait and youth teams are leading in Gulf and Arab tournaments held every year. By sponsoring the KBA, Jazeera aims to promote participation of local youth in sporting events for positive mental and physical development.
The games also drew a large audience participation yet again engaging the youth while building healthy community relationships. Hashem Al Gharabally, VP – Maintenance at Jazeera Airways, attended the final matches to award the winners prizes. Highlighting the purpose of Jazeera’s support to the KBA Al Gharabally said, “As a Kuwait based airline, Jazeera Airways is aware of its social responsibility towards the local community.
The partnership with the KBA is a part of Jazeera’s efforts to promote the participation of local youth in sports and other healthy pursuits. This not only helps with the youth’s physical development but also with their overall mental health while keeping them engaged in a more productive activity.”