Olympia won two and Remington Pharma/Barry’s one match in the Lulusar Polo in Pink 2020 matches played under American system on the inaugural day at the Lahore Polo Club ground. The event is held annually to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for a specialized breast cancer hospital in Lahore. Over the years the cause has grown in stature and become globally associated with the international pink ribbon campaign.
As many as 10 teams including Olympia, ARPR/Sakuf/Sherwood, Remington/Barrys, FG Polo, Master Paints Black, Master Paints, AOS, Guard Group, Magic River and Zacky Farms are taking part in the annual Polo in Pink event.
In the two-chukker match between Olympia and Team AR|PR/Sakuf/Sherwood, Olympia recorded a convincing 4-1.5 victory. From Olympia, Ch Hassan Mansoor banged in a brace while Abdul Rehman Monnoo and Ghulam Mustufa Monnoo converted one goal each. From the losing side, the only goal came from Raja Arslan Najeeb.
In the two-chukker match between Team AR|PR/Sakuf/Sherwood and Remington Pharma/Barry’s, the latter won it by 6-2.5. From the winning side, Agha Musa Ali Khan hammered a hat-trick while Emilio Novilo struck a brace and Ch Hayat Mehmood hit one. From the losing side, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Raja Arslan Najeeb and Zubair Khalid scored one goal each.
The two-chukker match between Olympia and Remington Pharma/Barry’s proved to be a thriller, where the former beat the latter 4.5-3. From the winning side, Abdul Rehman Monnoo banged in a brace while Hassan Mansoor and Ghulam Mustufa Monnoo converted one goal apeice. From the losing side, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Emilio Novilo scored all the three goals.
Later in the four-chukker match, FG Polo Team outsmarted Master Paints Black by 8.5-5. From the winning side, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Abbas Mukhtar emerged as hero of the day as he smashed in super six goals while the remaining two goals came from Amirreza Behboudi. From the losing side, Ahmed Ali Tiwana struck a quartet while Sufi Muhammad Uzair scored one.
To support the nobal cause, the 2020 title sponsors is Lulusar and the co- sponsors are Brighto Paints and Happy Cow Cheese who have joined hands to raise awareness of breast cancer in Pakistan.
Founder and CEO Pink Ribbon Omer Aftab stated that “Polo in Pink event is to create support for breast cancer awareness in Pakistan. This is a wonderful initiative and we are confident that it will help Pink Ribbon extend its message to the masses.” Added that “Events like these go a long way in raising awareness towards such an important issue as it has a great impact on our society. The aim of this event is to disseminate information regarding breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment to save more than 40,000 women dying from cancer every year.”
Azfar Hasan and Fawad Shah the executive management of Lulusar said that Lulusar is proud to sponsor ‘Polo in Pink’, and would like to extend our support to women from all walks of life, acknowledging and supporting the resilience with which multiple women have battled with breast cancer.