Saudi Arabia to Host Its First Ever Basketball Tournament for Women

Via Bustle

 

History will be made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend when the first official basketball tournament for women takes place.

 

King Abdullah’s Sports City in Jeddah — Al-Jowharah Stadium, to be specific — will host the all-women basketball matches on Saturday in support of breast cancer awareness. “We are grateful for the approval of such special women’s sports championships,” Leena Al Maeena, Member of the Shura Council, said. “It is nice to participate in an important day for women and to educate them for the sake of eliminating breast cancer through a sports tournament held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.”

 

The historic tournament is going to be sponsored by the General Sports Authority and the Ministry of Health, and will be only be available to female spectators.

 

 

WE SAID THIS: This comes after Saudi Arabia announced that women would be allowed to drive in June following intense preparations to facilitate the process.

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