Karachi, February 20, 2019: National Foods Limited collaborated with Special Olympics Pakistan by sponsoring the 4th Unified Marathon.
National Foods Limited nominated 30 students from its TCF ‘Adopt a School’ Program who actively took part in the marathon and stood shoulder to shoulder with athletes from SOP.
Abrar Hasan, Chief Executive Officer, NFL, , said that NFL was the proud sponsor of this initiative as it reflected the efforts of the company’s vision towards community building and engagement.
He further said that National Foods Limited has always looked towards building a stronger community.
“We believe in inclusion at every level of the society. We have worked hard over the years to build a corporation which reflects this thought”, he added.
The Special Olympics Pakistan is a noble cause, which helps to further our company vision, he said and added “we are proud to be a part of the Unified Marathon, and congratulate the participants, SOP and corporate partners for building a platform which brings these athletes into the folds of society.”
The Unified Marathon is an annual marathon in which approximately 3000 participants are registered, of which 1000 participants are intellectually disabled. This race is held to raise funds for SOP and to promote health, inclusion and increase visibility of the athletes.
The race had four categories, Half Marathon (21km), 10km, 5km and Children’s Dash (700m). It was held at the Moin Khan Academy in DHA.