24-hour football charity fundraiser coming to Dubai

Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF in footie marathon for marine conservation

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A huge footballing challenge is coming to Dubai, as the Emirates Wildlife Society announces its first-ever dedicated football event to raise funds for work and research conducted by EWS-WWF.

The Oceans 24-Hour Football Challenge, organised by EWS-WWF, is set to take place on Thursday November 23 at 9pm until 9pm on Friday 24, and is set to pit a team of professionals and semi-professionals against all-comers.

The twist is that the team from EWS-WWF (and partners PICO and GoFor24) will play continuously for 24 hours, taking on all teams who contribute to the fundraising effort by each playing a one-hour, 11-a-side match throughout the day-long event.

All funds go towards EWS-WWF’s mission of researching marine life conservation and protection in the Arabian Gulf and surrounding waters, a part of the Gulf Green Turtle Conservation Project.

It’s not all about the football, though, with other activities going on throughout the 24 hour event. Expect movie screenings of marine-themed movies, food and drink, plus awareness raising activities at the EWS-WWF booth which includes plenty of information about marine life conservation.

It’s free entry for everyone at the 24-hour event, and while whole teams are encouraged to sign up at the same time, EWS will help fill teams up if you fall short by a few players – to try and keep it as open to everyone as possible.

So do your bit, sign up for this charity footie marathon, have some fun and help out a really worthwhile cause next month. For more information, visit uae.panda.org.

Thu Nov 23, 9pm until Fri Nov 24, 9pm. Emirates Sports Academy, Dubai Sports City, uae.panda.org

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