Lahore (Muhammad Yasir)
The fall season brings forth a spectacular weather and the beauty of Lahore brings everyone together for a good game of Polo. To commemorate the cause of breast cancer awareness in October, The Lahore Polo Club hosted the Lahore Smart City Polo in Pink tournament with the Grand Finale on 29th October 2023 with an exclusive event organized by Elysium. The event saw national and international players from USA, UK, Ukraine, Iran and Australia taking part in an exciting game of Polo as the who’s who of Lahore came out in full spirit for the occasion during a lovely afternoon which also featured a special motor bikes parade, tent pegging and the finale game of Polo.
Lahore Smart City MD Jehanzaib Zahid Rafiq said: “Polo is a game of prestige which develops inspirational relationships amongst the community. As a leading real estate developer, we are proud to promote the positive image of Pakistan by supporting such a noble cause and presenting another year’s Polo in Pink. Lahore Smart City has already donated a parcel of land to build the state of the art Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Hospital and Diagnostic Centre.”
Representing the Pink Ribbon Pakistan organization CEO Mr. Omer Aftab shared that: “The Pink Ribbon Organization has started the OPD of a breast cancer hospital in Lahore. Soon the full hospital will be operational and benefit the patients. We encourage everyone to take part and help raise awareness for the cause of Pink Ribbon.”
“The Lahore Polo Club hosts the Polo in Pink every year for a charity event which aims to raise awareness about breast cancer in women,” said LPC President Azam noon. A total of 15 teams have been taking part in the tournament which had been divided into two pools and each team also included foreign players.
The wonderful female players include Scarlett Natasha, Chloe Horsewell, Isabella Victoria, Charlotte Amy, Nataseha Monica, Sallie Cactus and Dominique Thoenes from the United Kingdom, while Philipa Henry is from Australia, Saeideh Afjeh, Hadise Sultani and Sahar Yaghoobi are from Iran, Romina Sinclair is from the United States, Sofia Deana Ali Khan from Ukraine and Eesha Haye from Pakistan.
Reflecting a positive outlook, the organizers and guests shared similar views: “Lahore Smart City & Pink Ribbon have already done a marvelous job in having such events which support a global cause. A special thanks to the International and National Polo Players who participated and we totally appreciate the crowd of Lahore who showed up with all their efforts and extended all support in this regard.”
Lahore Smart City (LSC) is being developed in association with Habib Rafiq (Pvt.) Ltd, Future Developments Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd and Surbana Jurong (Pvt) Ltd, which are top real estate developers, master planners and asset management companies working across the globe, aiming to develop contemporary state of the art smart cities which are not only dedicated to give a futuristic luxury living but also to provide equal economic opportunities.
Through strategic investments, innovative urban planning and life cycle asset management, Lahore Smart City will create integrated communities that embody international standards of sustainability in accordance with UN SDG Goals 2030, with a strong commitment to quality.