Anticipation builds for ‘Catwalk’ as international entities sign up to support big cats

    02 Nov 2021

    International and Saudi Arabia-based entities are showing their support for the nonprofit foundation Catmosphere’s campaign “Catwalk,” set to take place on November 6, Arab News reports.

    The campaign is a seven-kilometer outdoor walk, with big cat lovers being invited to join from anywhere around the world. 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. 

    Big cat lovers can register to take part at

    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 several entities have also shown support online. 



    Special Olympics

    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 urged people to attend the walk via its social media accounts. 

    Those who sign up to participate 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 prominent 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 Emirate of Hail Region is motivating individuals and companies and its staff to take part in the walk.

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