AWARD WINNING PINK POLO BACK FOR THIRD YEAR
“Your Support Matters”
AWARD WINNING PINK POLO BACK FOR THIRD YEAR
Unique Sports initiative Returns To Ghantoot, November 10
“Your Support Matters”
Abu Dhabi, October 2 2012
Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club will host the third renewal of the Pink Polo breast cancer awareness day on Saturday November 10, 2012, event organisers have confirmed.
Presented by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), Pink Polo is the conclusion of Health Authority Abu Dhabi’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and uses competitive sport to promote a life-saving message.
Thousands of spectators attended the family day over the last two years, and the third instalment of Pink Polo will prove bigger and better than ever.
Carrie McNeill, founder of the event said: “Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease in the UAE and Pink Polo highlights the importance of regular self-examination and early diagnosis” She added “Sport is proven to be a powerful vehicle for social change and community action. Through Pink Polo, companies and brands can combine a sponsorship investment but also benefit from supporting a cause that really makes a difference”.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank has been confirmed as presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, while St Regis Hotels & Resorts has become team sponsor. This marks the five star luxury hotel brand’s growth in the region with the opening of two resorts in Abu Dhabi and one in Doha.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Martin Scott, Chief Marketing Officer at ADCB, said: “Pink Polo helps break down social taboos surrounding the discussion of what could be a sensitive issue through fun and accessible means. Breast cancer is not just a women’s issue, this disease affects whole communities regardless of gender, culture or background and it has been great to see so many people and companies help promote the message”. He continued “ADCB are very happy to be the presenting sponsor of Pink Polo for the third year and pledge our support to this worthy cause”.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, the official team sponsor at the charitable polo match. St. Regis brand has been associated with the world of polo since the beginning of the twentieth century when polo matches were the highlight of the New York social calendar and where St. Regis’ founding family, the Astors, were a prominent fixture. With three hotels debuting in the Middle East – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi and The St Regis Doha – St. Regis is thrilled to see this social tradition manifest around the world among a new generation of affluent travelers.
Pink Polo is fun family day centred around an exhibition polo match, showcasing high-goal Argentine professionals alongside accomplished Emirati players.
Pink Polo also hosts the Pink Majlis, a focal point for breast cancer information where guest can meet medical experts and sign up for free screening. There are also prizes for Best Dressed, photo opportunities with players, free family activities, picnic areas and much more.
Pink Polo’s official partners are ADAC, Etihad Airways, Omnia and Roche, and supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club and Health Authority Abu Dhabi.
The event takes place on Saturday November 10 at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, ideally located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai by Exit 399.
The event is free to the public. To find out more visit www.pinkpolo.ae and follow on Facebook/PinkPoloWorld and Twitter/PinkPoloWorld
About the Presenting Sponsor Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
ADCB was formed in 1985 and as at 30 June 2011 employed over 3,813 people from 49 nationalities, serving over 480,000 retail customers and over 33,000 wholesale clients in 45 branches, 4 pay offices and 1 kiosk in the UAE and two branches in India. It is the third largest bank in the UAE and second largest in Abu Dhabi by assets, at AED 179 bn as at 30 June 2011.
ADCB is a full-service commercial bank which offers a wide range of products and services such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate, currency, derivative and Islamic products, project finance and property management services.
ADCB is owned 58.08% by the Abu Dhabi Government through the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. Its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market. As at 30 June 2011, ADCB’s market capitalisation was AED 17 bn.
For more information contact: Corporate Communications Department, Tel: +971 (0) 2 696 2380,Fax:+971 (0) 2 610 9852
About Team Sponsor St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, the St. Regis brand of hotels and residences is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance in the best destinations worldwide. Plans for the brand to globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis hotels and resorts in Latin America including Buenos Aires and the Riviera Maya. In Asia, St. Regis has also announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, New Delhi and Zhuhai. And in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Doha and Mauritius. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention to detail through signature St. Regis Butler Service, coveted locations and luxurious design. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://www.stregis.com and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit http://www.stregis.com/
For more information on the St. Regis brand’s exclusive polo offerings and events, please visit www.stregis.com/polo.
For more information contact: Chandan Belani, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Middle East,
M: +97150 506 8465
About Pink Polo
Pink Polo is a fun day out created to support breast cancer awareness in the UAE. Built around a polo exhibition game, the day also hosts activities for the entire family including camel and pony rides, falcon shows, golf lessons, camel polo, photo sessions with polo players and reserved picnic areas.
The key feature: the “Pink Majilis”, is a centre point where guests have the opportunity to talk to medical experts, learn self-examination techniques and undergo free screenings at the mobile mammography unit.
To find out more about the event, visit www.pinkpolo.ae and follow us on Facebook/PinkPoloWorld and Twitter/PinkPoloWorld