KARACHI: Etihad Airways has sponsored the annual Special Olympics gala dinner in Karachi for the seventh consecutive year. The prestigious event was to raise funds for the Special Olympics Pakistan team which will compete in the regional games in Abu Dhabi, in March this year.
The airline is also the exclusive official airline for the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019, being held in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Diplomats, celebrities, corporate heads and Etihad Airways representatives joined together to help raise funds for the Special Olympics national team.
Amer Khan, Etihad Airways Vice President Central Region (Middle East, Levant, Central Asia, Africa & Pakistan) said: “At Etihad Airways, we are proud to associate ourselves with initiatives designed to elevate an individual’s desire to achieve. The Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 provides us with the opportunity to support both a fantastic cause, and the many talented individuals representing Pakistan. We wish the team the best of luck in the Regional Games.”
Ronak Lakhani, Chairperson, Special Olympics Pakistan, said: “What an exciting way to start the New Year. The generosity and philanthropy showed by all those who attended goes to show how Special Olympics Pakistan is making a positive impact in the community. SOP is committed to transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. We could not have done this without the support of Etihad Airways and we are looking forward to the competition in Abu Dhabi.” News Desk