In our mission to transform lives, Al Jalila Foundation connects with community partners to support our work and fulfill our collective goals. In 2020, we are proud to have partnered with Heroes of Hope, a not-for-profit group founded by Hollie Murphy to develop and support the sporting, social and interpersonal skills for people of determination.
In providing diverse sports programs year after year and attending events, Heroes of Hope has built a strong supportive community for athletes of determination and their families. The organisation serves athletes as young as 4, however the focus is on individual athlete progression across many sporting disciplines and ability levels which caters to all ages including adults.
Heroes of Hope works tirelessly to create opportunities and pathways for all of their athletes to reach their sporting potential and accomplish their own individual dreams. Their athletes have many achievements to date including having 11 athletes of determination compete in the Garmin Quest Hatta challenge, where for the first time the nation witnessed these athletes compete and finish a very gruelling adventure race. Additionally, many of their athletes have competed in the Special Olympics World Games and its founder, Hollie Murphy, hosted the Inclusion Games in 2018.
In order to continue to grow the Heroes of Hope community and offer the much-needed support to their athletes, they have invited partners from corporates to individuals to get involved and contribute. Through their HopaSports fundraising page the Heroes of hope have already raised AED 30,000. But this is just the beginning. With much bigger goals on the horizon, they need all the help they can get and you can donate here to help the team move mountains for athletes of determination.