Prince Harry to play in 5th Sentebale Polo Cup
Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo is set to take place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club in UAE on Thursday 20th November.
The Sentebale Polo Cup was Prince Harry’s brainchild back in 2010. Now in its fifth year, this annual event raises money and awareness of Sentebale’s work in providing healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho in southern Africa, many whom are victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDs epidemic.
Last year’s Sentebale Polo Cup took place in Greenwich, Connecticut where Sentebale’s co-founder, Prince Harry had a victorious win against Sentebale Ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur, Nacho Figueras, captain of the St. Regis team.
The battle will commence again in this year’s, Sentebale Polo Cup as Prince Harry will play for the Sentebale Huntsman team against Figueras’ St. Regis team. Guests will be treated to an early evening reception followed by the main game. The winning team will be presented with the Sentebale Polo Cup trophy by jeweller and silversmith Garrard & Damas and a salver given to the Most Valuable Player; guests will then be seated for speeches at the Rolex Dinner. Other sponsors of the day include Jaguar Land Rover, Sentebale’s longest standing sponsor for the polo cup and the national airline for Abu Dhabi, Etihad.
Cathy Ferrier, Chief Executive of Sentebale says; “Sentebale is delighted to be hosting our Sentebale Polo Cup in Abu Dhabi this year. This event is extremely important to the charity, and allows us to continue to help and support some of the most vulnerable children in the world, through our work in Lesotho. We are very grateful for the generous support of all our sponsors who make this event possible.”
The money and awareness raised from the Sentebale Polo Cup will support Sentebale’s expansion plans in providing leading emotional and psychological support to many more children affected by HIV/AIDS, reducing the stigma linked to the disease, inspiring confidence and most importantly making a marked improvement in these young people’s quality of life.
Sentebale is currently building the Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho, a purpose-built residential centre, due to be complete next year. The centre will enable Sentebale to provide support to many more vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Lesotho and will serve as the platform for expansion into other affected southern African countries.
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The event is by invitation only.
Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club – Venue sponsor – http://www.grpc.ae
Royal Salute World Polo – Presenting sponsor – www.royalsalute.com
Huntsman – Sentebale team sponsor – http://www.h-huntsman.com
St. Regis – Opposition team sponsor – http://www.starwoodhotels.com
ISPS Handa – Best Playing Pony sponsor, First Match sponsor – http://www.ispsinternational.com/
Rolex – Dinner sponsor – http://www.rolex.com
Jaguar Land Rover – Car sponsor – http://www.jaguarlandrover.com/gl/en/
Etihad – Airline sponsor- http://www.etihad.com/en-gb/