On an early Sunday morning, more than a hundred passionate golfers came together on the beautiful golf course of Karachi Golf Club, Karsaz, to play in support of girls’ education. The tournament was hosted by The Citizens Foundation (TCF) –a leading non-profit organization that builds and operates schools in the urban slums and rural areas of Pakistan- to raise support for the education of vulnerable girls at risk of dropping out of school after the Covid-19 crisis.
Now in its 17th year, TCF’s Golf Tournament hosted 124 golfers in 31 teams, who played under a Texas Scramble Format while strictly adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines. Team Zee emerged as winners of the tournament while “Team ARY” secured the runners-up title. Prizes were distributed among the winners and runners-up during the presentation ceremony.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra, TCF’s Co-Founder and Director said, “Year after year, we witness an overwhelming support from our incredible community of golfers, the Karachi Golf Club Team and our sponsors, who come together for a cause bigger than themselves. Together with our stakeholders, we are committed to play a key role in resolving the education and bring all our children back to their classrooms once again!”
The categories in the competition were winner, runner up, longest drive, and hole in one. The main sponsors of the event were Bank Al Habib, KIA Motors Pakistan, Itel Mobile, Samba Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Metropolitan Bank, Meezan Bank and Sufi. In-kind donors who came forward for support included Mospel, Uniferoz, Pakistan Beverage Limited, Selimpex, Millennium Textile, and Interloop Limited. Media coverage was carried out by ARY Digital, ARY news and FM91 as exclusive media partners.
The tournament was also attended by President Dr Arif Alvi and the first lady of Pakistan, Ms Samina Alvi.Expressing great support for the cause of education, he said, “Quote.”
Mrs. Alvi said, TCF is a great organization working for the betterment of children in Pakistan. We are proud to support TCF and will continue to support it.