Awarding ceremony of the 2nd Annual ASC Maldives Open 2015 attended by Minister of Youth and Sports
Maldives Open 2015 was a collaborative effort from Maldives Body Boarding Association (MBBA), Ministry of Tourism and the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) under a signed MOU for 5 years, starting 2014. This was the 2nd annual event for this championship which ended successfully. This event is hosted by the Adaaran HudhuranFushi Resort every year as the primary host.
Several local and international participants were given special awards from ASC, for the recognition for their efforts throughout the competition. The President of MBBA, Abdulla Areef and the vice president of MBBA, Mohamed Khushruwan Ahmed later on expressed their support towards helping the disabled, by giving a generous donation to the Maldives Association of the Physical Disables (MAPD). Afterwards, Certificates of Appreciation were also handed out to all the sponsors by Abdulla Areef for their support and help in making the event a success.
The event concluded with a cultural performance by a boduberu group and a cocktail reception hosted by the Adaaran Resort. This event is the third International surfing event to take place in Maldives after O’Neill and Sri Lankan Airlines Pro Surfing Event, which went off tremendously well with a lot of support from the participants and sponsors. Such events would further put Maldives as a sought after surf destination in the global arena.
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