As part of a goodwill trip to Doha from November 10-13, 2021, NBA Legends Jalen Rose and Tracy McGrady visited with U.S. Military personnel today and took a tour of some of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup sites.
The Al Udeid Air Base in Doha serves as a primary logistics and command hub for U.S. operations in the Middle East.
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Rose and McGrady also visited with school-aged Qatari children and university students from Qatar’s Education City, learning more about the country’s efforts to partner with the top global universities to continue to be at the forefront of education both now, and into the future.
“A highlight of our trip has definitely been visiting with our troops at the base in Doha on Veterans Day,”
“A highlight of our trip has definitely been visiting with our troops at the base in Doha on Veterans Day,” said Jalen Rose. “Qatar is clearly on a path to being the sports capital of the region. They’ll be on the world stage at the end of 2022 when they host the World Cup. It’s exciting to get a first look at how the preparations for the first large sporting event in a post-Covid pandemic world are coming along.”
“This is my second trip to Qatar and my first since 2018 when I visited with Klay Thompson, one Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony, and Luke Walton,” said Tracy McGrady. “Both times, I have been made to feel at home by the incredible hospitality and warmth of the people. But this time is certainly extra special because of our visit with the U.S. troops serving in Qatar right now.”
The trip was organized by the U.S.-based event management company, Blink. Both NBA Legends will be documenting the trip on their social media channels.
Established in 2020, Blink is an entertainment, promotions, and event management agency that helps clients deliver cutting-edge events, promotions, and initiatives.
With a growing network of top sports and entertainment agencies, strategic partnerships with industry insiders, and experienced professionals on staff, Blink works with domestic and international clients seeking access to and/or visibility in the U.S. and North American markets.
The trip was organized by the U.S.-based event company, Blink.
Photo credit: 1) Jalen Rose. 2) Tracy McGrady.