Zong PRLs Polo


LAHORE, MARCH 05, 2013: ZONG, the digital partner of the nation, is sponsoring the National Open Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2013. Six teams will be competing through the tournament starting from March 06, 2013 to March 17, 2013 while its final scheduled for Sunday March 17, 2013.

The National Polo Championship, this year has 6 teams where the lower limit of the tournament is 10 goals and the upper limit is 14 goals. There are 6 foreign players participating in this tournament. Renowned foreign Umpires like Marcus Hancock, Matias Vial Perez, Santiago Mendivil, Gaston Moore, Manuel Crespo and James Harper will be participating in the event.

Niaz A Malik, Executive Director Strategy, Corporate Sales and ESS of ZONG said "Sports and ZONG have a natural relationship, which is growing stronger day by day. Through our strategic partnership with Manchester United, we are the leading corporate supporter of football in the country. As a cricket loving nation we have been sponsors of domestic T20 cricket and Pakistan and Australia series in the past. Though we have previously partnered with traditional polo tournaments in Shandur twice but this time it is an honor for us to be part of the professional polo, 'the game of the kings'. We are seriously looking at greatly enhancing our support to this great game".

Praising the role of Zong in the promotion of this great sport, President of Lahore Polo Club, Abdul Haye Mehta said “Zong’s role is tremendous as far as the development of polo is concerned as they have come forward to sponsor high goal tournaments at the Lahore Polo Club for the past many years “. Mehta urged the business houses to follow the example of Zong and extend sponsorship and patronage of polo tournaments and the riding school of Lahore Polo club.

National Open Polo Championship was incepted way back in 1963 and this year's event will be the 50th edition of the National Polo Championship. The trophy was first introduced as the El Effendi Cup, and was presented by Brig H M el Effendi who was himself a 4 goal player.

Zong CSR Activity

Zong employees spend a day with mentally challenged children

Under Corporate Volunteerism Programme, employees of ZONG recently visited Chambeli Institute of Mentally Challenged Children and Physiotherapy Center located in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi. The Institute has around 50 special children enrolled in it and has a staff of 20 people to manage and help with these children.

It was a full day event which comprised of many fun filled activities like face painting, musical chairs, tableau by children, 3-legged race, spoon & ball race and dancing competition. Children participated with great enthusiasm while volunteers from ZONG compassionately arranged all these activities with help of the institute's staff.

Children also watched a cartoon movie on the multimedia and later on excitedly received gifts, food items and goodie bags which were being distributed by ZONG employees. Each child was presented stationery items, coloring box set, glitter pens and coloring books along with scrumptious delights to make this day a memorable one for them.

By organizing such activities ZONG is not only integrating CSR best practices by promoting community service among its employees but is also mentoring them to become better future leaders. Their first hand exposure to the opportunities, challenges and conditions of community members will inform their actions as they move to become mentors and decision makers. The basic philosophy behind this program is to encourage and support ZONG family members to perform community services, generating benefits for themselves, the Company and the community.