14th TCF Golf Tournament: Golfers Support Education
The 14th Golf Tournament organized by The Citizens Foundation (TCF) was attended by the leading golfers of the city supporting TCF’s mission for education at Karachi Golf Club, Karsaz. The 2-day tournament was a fund raiser to give more Pakistani children a chance to get quality education at TCF schools. This year more than 250 golfers in more than 60 teams participated in the tournament, other individual supporters were represented by accomplished businesspeople, corporate heads, socialites who were present to show their commitment for TCF’s ‘quality education for all’.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra said, “The education emergency in Pakistan remains huge with almost half of Pakistan’s children being out of school. The need is to be sensitive to the problems of the society, to realize that children belong to schools and not on streets. To change this unpleasant situation, we all need to make a collective effort to bring about the positive change. TCF’s Golf Tournament is one of the events that we hold each year to create awareness about the need for educating the less privileged children and try to raise funds for them. With the greater support of concerned citizens, we are hopeful that one day we will see an educated and enlightened Pakistan.”
The major categories in the competition are ladies, juniors, veterans, seniors and amateurs. The main sponsors of the event were Bank Al Habib, Premier Insurance Ltd., Engro Foods and Sapphire Group. Other in-kind donors were Mr. Rizwan Rasheed of Richa Leathers for gloves, Mr. Imran Gheewala of Selimpex International for T-shirts, Musadaqqq Zulqarnain of Interloop for socks, Mr. Asim Shabbir Patka of Millinium Textile Mills for Towels, Mr. Yasin Kassam of Pakistan Beverages for cold drinks & water and Mr. Sadiq Feroz of Saniplast for band aids.
Mr. Asaad Ayub, President & CEO TCF commented, “We owe the success of the Golf Tournament to all the avid golfers, Karachi Golf Club team, corporate sector and everyone else who has joined hands with us to create better education opportunities for our children. Education is a long term investment; it empowers people to become agents of positive change and together with our stakeholders we are committed to this goal!”
At the presentation ceremony held on day 2 of the event, prizes were distributed among the winners and runner ups respectively in each of these categories by Chairman and Co-Founder, Mr. Ateed Riaz:
Mrs. Tabassum Sharif and Mrs. Ayesha Fauzan in Ladies, Saad Rana and Saleh Ibrahim in Juniors, G/Capt Aftab A Khan and A/ Cdre Mazhar ul Karim in Veterans, Mr. Mansoor S Sultan and Brig Ayaz Pir in Seniors and, Capt Ilyas Ali and Lt. Cdr. Sajid Hussain in Amateurs category.
Comkar Team represented by R/Adm Imran Ahmed, Cdre. Khalid Amin, Cdre. Aslam, Capt Abdul Rehman was declared as tournament winner with 108 points while Engro Foods team represented by Ali Ahmed Khan, Ghias Khan, Raihan Ali Merchant and Zahid Ebrahim stood as the runner up team with 92 points.