DP World Tour stars help clean Yas North Beach before Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

 DP World Tour golfers Wil Besseling and Connor Syme were joined by West Yas Academy students and staff, plus representatives from Miral, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and the DP World Tour to help clean Yas North Beach on Wednesday 18th January. 

Miral, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the DP World Tour organised the beach clean-up on the eve of the tournament, at a beach local to the Yas Links venue. During the clean, over 72 bags of litter were removed by more than 20 volunteers from West Yas School, ADSC volunteers, DPWT volunteers and the two players.

As part of its commitment towards protecting Abu Dhabi’s environment, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the DP World Tour have implemented several tournament initiatives for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, with a focus on reducing plastic waste and utilising more reusable materials. There will be no plastic takeaway containers, and 70% of tournament waste will be diverted from landfill. Over 500sqm of solar power has also been installed on site to save over 3500 litres of fuel during the tournament.

Taghrid Alsaeed, Executive Director – Group Communications and Destination Marketing at Miral, said: “We are delighted to partner with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the DP World Tour for beach clean-up at Yas Island. As the year continues, Miral hopes to continue to support conservation activities across Abu Dhabi which bring our community together aiming to protect our planet for future generations.”

Mohamed Ahmed Al Remeithi, International Events Section Head at Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said“We are proud to continue our commitment to support sustainability through Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. We are determined to make a difference and turn ambition into action to accelerate sustainable development in Abu Dhabi and around the world.”

Tom Phillips, Head of Middle East for the DP World Tour, added: “Our Green Drive programme is going from strength-to-strength in 2023, following an important 2022 where measured our carbon footprint across a wide range of tournaments to set baselines to work from, introduced new carbon reduction and climate mitigation initiatives at our events, and announced our commitment as a Tour to be net zero carbon by 2040. The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship has always taken sustainability extremely seriously and this beach clean is one example of how the tournament is striving to leave a positive legacy for the local community.

Free general admission tickets for the 2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship are on available at abudhabichampionship.com.

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