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AUS Alumni & Corporate Sports Challenge 2022

The AUS Alumni and Corporate Sports Challenge is an opportunity to get active while making an impact on the next generation of AUS students.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of American University of Sharjah, we've set a goal to provide the equivalent of 25 scholarships for 25 full-time AUS students via the Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund.

From April 10 to 25, AUS alumni and corporate partners are invited to help us reach this ambitious goal by participating in a range of fun sports challenges for individuals and teams.

Read on for more details about how to get involved, how to register and how your contribution will make a difference.

Our Sponsors and Contributors

Step 1: Choose Your Participation Category

To help us raise the equivalent of 25 scholarships for 25 AUS students, you can choose between three levels of participation.

If you're unable to join any of the sports challenges, you also have the option to purchase tickets to the Get Active for Education: Alumni and Friends of AUS Iftar on April 26.

Payments can be made directly to the Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund. Once you have registered, an AUS representative will be in touch with you to coordinate payment.

AED 100 per person

Includes access to one sports activity. Iftar not included.

AED 300 per person

Includes access to all sport activities and an iftar pass for one person.

AED 500 per person

Includes access to all sports activities and an iftar pass for two people.

AED 150 per person

Participants may purchase a maximum of two extra iftar passes.

Step 2: Choose Your Challenge

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Virtual Challenges | April 10 to 25

Virtual Walk/Run Challenge | April 10 to 25

Walk or run a minimum of 3 km every day between April 10 to 25, tracking your progress on the MoveSpring app. (Note: Details about how to use the app will be shared with you once you register.)

This category is open to both AUS alumni and corporate participants. Your final completed distance will be tallied based on your individual performance and as a member of your AUS academic college/school (i.e., CAAD, CAS, CEN or SBA) or the company you represent. 

The total distance walked/run by each college/school or company will be calculated as an average, so it doesn't matter if there are two or two hundred on your team—you still have a chance to win!


 

Virtual Cycle Challenge | April 10 to 25

Cycle a minimum of 5 km every day between April 10 to 25, tracking your progress on the MoveSpring app. (Note: Details about how to use the app will be shared with you once you register.)

This category is open to both AUS alumni and corporate participants. Your final completed distance will be tallied based on your individual performance and as a member of your AUS academic college/school (i.e., CAAD, CAS, CEN or SBA) or the company you represent

The total distance cycled by each college/school or company will be calculated as an average, so it doesn't matter if there are two or two hundred on your team—you still have a chance to win!

On-campus Tournaments | From April 10

Soccer Tournament | From April 10

Sponsored by Good Basket, the soccer tournament is for corporate teams only. Teams will consist of seven players per side, and AUS alumni may participate with their employers.

Events will be held from April 11 to 14, and April 18 to 21, from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. A complete schedule will be shared with participants in advance and will be published on this page soon.


 

Basketball Tournament | Dates to be confirmed

This tournament is for corporate teams only. Teams will consist of three players per side, and AUS alumni may participate with their employers.

A complete schedule will be shared with participants in advance and will be published on this page soon.


 

Cricket Tournament | Dates to be confirmed

This tournament is for corporate teams only. AUS alumni may participate with their employers.

A complete schedule will be shared with participants in advance and will be published on this page soon.

On-campus Walkathon | April 20

Walkathon | April 20

AUS alumni and corporate representatives are invited to join us for this fun community event on campus. 

The Walkathon will take participants on a walking circuit on-campus on Wednesday, April 20, starting at 10:00 p.m. and finishing at 1:00 a.m.  

There are no losers in this challenge—just happy participants!

Get Active for Education: Alumni and Friends of AUS Iftar  | April 26

Sponsored by the Grand Millennium Business Bay

The Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs at American University of Sharjah invites you to join us for the Get Active for Education: Alumni and Friends of AUS Iftar on April 26 at the Grand Millennium Business Bay.

Limited seats are available, so don't miss out!

Upgraded and Premium Participants will have access to this event as part of their initial registration. 

Individuals may also purchase a maximum of two separate or additional tickets to this event.

 

Step 3: Register

Register for the AUS Alumni and Corporate Sports Challenge by clicking on the button below.

    Notes:

    • Making your payment | An AUS representative will be in touch with you to coordinate payment after you have submitted your registration.
    • Official challenge t-shirt | All participants will receive an official challenge t-shirt. You will be asked to provide your t-shirt size on the registration form.
    • Tracking your virtual challenge progress | If you are participating in the virtual activities, you can use the MoveSpring app to track your progress. More details will be shared with you once you have completed your registration.
    • Tracking your overall progress | From April 10, we’ll be updating the leaderboard so you can keep track of the overall progress of participants.

    Why Get Active for Education?

    As AUS celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year, the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs is spearheading the #25for25 initiative, which aims to raise the equivalent of 25 scholarships for 25 AUS students

    All funds raised through your participation in the AUS Alumni and Corporate Sports Challenge will be directed to the AUS Silver Jubilee Scholarship fund—an unrestricted non-endowment fund that will be used to address the critical needs of our students. The students who benefit from this fund will be selected for their good academic standing and demonstrated financial need as determined by the university’s financial grants and scholarships review process. 

    Keep reading to learn how scholarships and financial grants have significantly impacted other #Proud_AUSers over the years. 

    Ibrahim Ibrahim

    Bachelor of Architecture | College of Architecture, Art and Design

    “Studying architecture at AUS has proven to be the most challenging years of my life. However, passion, persistence and a scholarship were my turning point at AUS, and remembering how much of a blessing it was to get educated has been so important. The gift of scholarships encouraged me to work hard and to never settle for mediocrity.” 

     

    Mirza Mohammad Farooq

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering | College of Engineering

    "I am delighted to have received an endowed scholarship towards my tuition for my sophomore year at AUS. I aim to study/research/work in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the future. With this in mind, I am putting my best efforts in learning and assimilating all that is taught. As for my parents, they have limited financial resources and could not have possibly afforded to sponsor the entire tuition fee. I genuinely needed this additional sponsorship. I am grateful for being the recipient of it. Thank you."

    Make a Bigger Impact

    Interested in making more of an impact to help us reach our goal to raise #25for25?

    Here are a few more ideas:

    • Become a corporate sponsor. 
    • Set challenge goals to unlock gifts (e.g., AED 20,000 will be unlocked if a cumulative total of 20,000 km is completed in the virtual walk/run challenge).
    • Make direct contributions to the Silver Jubilee Fund.
    • Buy AUS-branded merchandise from our official online merchandise store.

    Please contact [email protected] for more information about these opportunities.

    Our Supporters

    Our group of supporters is growing daily! 

    We are grateful to the following organizations for their support of the #25for25 initiative—

    Beeah

    Chalhoub Group

    ESAG Charity Foundation

    Fast Building Contracting Co.

    Gambit Communications

    GE Power

    Hira Industries

    LWK+PARTNERS

    Not a Space

    Schneider Electric

    Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC)

    Scoreboard & Schedule | Sports Tournaments

    Scoreboard

    Tournament Schedule

    Note: Schedule is subject to change. Please regularly check this page for updates.

    April 19 | Scheduled Matches

    22:00

    ESAG Charity Foundation vs Not a Space

    23:00

    Alumni 5G vs Danube Home

    April 20 | Semi-finals & Finals

    22:00

    Semi-finals 

    Fast Building Contracting vs Group B Runner-up

    Group B Winner vs Gambit Communications

    23:00

    3rd Place Match

    Semi-finals Runner-up 1 vs Semi-finals Runner-up 2

    23:00

    Finals

    Semi-finals Winner 1 vs Semi-finals Winner 2

    Get Social

    Post photos of your activity and tag us with #25for25.

    Help us reach our #25for25 goal.

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