Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP) was formed in the year 2014 with the goal to advocate the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome living in Karachi and to provide them with the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives. Since its inception, KDSP has been involved in publishing regular newsletters, promoting awareness, offering enrichment programs to individuals with Down syndrome and their families, providing access to quality healthcare to individuals with Down syndrome, and promoting inclusive education.

Avid golfers of Karachi came together to support KDSP by participating in its inaugural golf fundraiser “KDSP Golf Tournament 2018” on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Karachi Golf Club, Karsaz. The tournament aimed to reach out to a community of golfers to raise awareness about Down syndrome and generate funds to support the highly subsidized services it offers for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

20 teams played the tournament that followed a 4-player Texas Scramble format, including the Longest Drive and Nearest-To-The-Pin contests.

The event commenced with registrations at 7:00 am followed by breakfast and group picture, after which the teams dispersed off to their respective tees. The tournament ended at 1:00 pm and was followed by lunch and awards ceremony which was attended by renowned celebrities including Momal Sheikh, Fahad Mustafa and Iqrarul Hassan, and Friends of KDSP apart from the participants. Mr. Ali Allawala, the Director and CEO at KDSP introduced the cause to the audience and thanked everyone for coming together to support the cause. The winners of the tournament are as follows:

Category Winner Score
Nearest to the Pin Mr. Javed Wadood 5ft
Longest Drive Mr. Muhammad Qasim 270 yards
2nd Runners Up (Net) Team ARY Digital comprising of Mr. Jerjees Seja

Mr. Ali Parekh

Mr. Kashif Shabbir

Mr. Rahim Amin

56.4 net
2nd Runners Up (Gross) Team Sweetoo 4 comprising of

Mr. Owais Intesar

Mr. Farooq Javed

Mr. Noman Mirza

Mr. Ahmed Gulzar

60 gross
1st Runners Up (Gross) Team Bank Alfalah comprising of

Mr. Tabish Sabah

Mr. Mihib Khan

Mr. Omar S. Khan

Mr. Salman Ali

56.3 net
1st Runners Up (Gross) Team Tee Party comprising of

Mr. Salman Qureshi

Mr. Rashid Malik

Mr. Salim Adil

Mr. Abdullah Adil

60 gross
Winner (Net) Team Empact Activation Service comprising of

Mr. Erum Hasan

Mr. Rahim Iqbal

Mr. Tayyab Tarin

Mr. Moazzam Ahmed

55.8 net
Winner (Gross) Team Henry’s Angels comprising of

Mr. Aly Rana

Mr. Haider Ali Baig

Mr. Omar Yaqoob

Mr. Azhar Haji

56 gross


A raffle draw was also conducted and tickets to Dubai were offered as prizes to the winners.