DUBAI: International and Saudi Arabia-based entities are showing their support for the nonprofit foundation Catmosphere’s campaign “Catwalk,” set to take place on Nov. 6.
Founded by the Saudi ambassador to the US, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, the organization is hosting a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding the lives and wellbeing of big cats.
The campaign is a seven-kilometer outdoor walk, with big cat lovers being invited to join from anywhere around the world.
Big cat lovers can register to take part at catmosphere.org.
On Twitter, Catmosphere announced that famous figures in Saudi Arabia, including the former captain of the Saudi national team Fuad Anwar and player Saud Al-Hammad, will be participating in the event, while a number of entities have also shown support online.
The US-based organization is one of the world’s largest sports organizations for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, providing year-round training and activities to five million participants and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries.
It has given Catmosphere a global endorsement, organizers announced on Twitter.
International Olympic Committee
Earlier this week, Princess Reema took to Twitter to thank the International Olympics Community for its support for the Catwalk campaign.
“It was a pleasure to spend the day at Olympic House and discuss the impact of sport and the environment with Dr Thomas Bach. I am grateful for the IOC support of Catwalk 2021,” read her tweet.
Ministry of Sport
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sport has been urging people to attend the walk via its social media accounts.
Those who sign up to take part can do so individually, in groups or as part of a company-organized event. There is also the option of signing up for a 700-meter walk for children and families.
As part of its goals, the organization is also one of the main supporters of the Catwalk campaign.
In Tabuk, the walk will take place on the promenade of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Park, the municipality announced on twitter.
The walk will also take place at AlUla’s protected Sharaan Nature Reserve. Residents and visitors can join staff from the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) to show their support for the endangered Arabian Leopard.
Parents with young children or families with elderly relatives can take part in Catwalk Cubs, a shorter 700 meters walk that will include fun activity at the AlUla Oasis, starting at the Orange Road.
The Emirate of Hail Region is motivating not only individuals, but also companies and its staff to take part in the walk.