Sentebale and Royal Salute Celebrate Third Year of Polo Cup Partnership in Greenwich – Scotch Whisky News

Sentebale and Royal Salute Celebrate Third Year of Polo Cup Partnership in Greenwich 

The Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup is set to take place for the first time inGreenwich,Connecticutin theUSon Wednesday 15 May.

AfterBrazilfamously played host to the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in 2012 and a successful 2011 in theUK, this year marks the third year Royal Salute proudly partners with the charity that was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in memory of their mothers in 2006. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help some ofLesotho’s most vulnerable children get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

Cathy Ferrier, CEO, Sentebale, commented: “Sentebale’s annual polo fundraising event has gone from strength to strength over the years. We are delighted to be working with our title sponsor Royal Salute once again and are most grateful to Peter Brant for hosting us at his Greenwich Polo Club. We hope to raise even more money this year from the event enabling us to help many more children.”   

Christian Porta, Chairman and CEO, Chivas Brothers, said: “Royal Salute is honoured to be partnering with Sentebale for the third year, after two fantastic events in theUKandBrazil. As a leading international polo partner, we are proud to include the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in our calendar of events and look forward to the continuation of this relationship in years to come.”

The finale to Prince Harry’s official tour of theUS, the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup will take place at Greenwich Polo Club, which holds a number of exclusive polo tournaments throughout the season, including the Royal Salute Jubilee Cup.

The Prince will lead the Sentebale Land Rover team, with Nacho Figueras captaining the St. Regis team which will also include owner of the Greenwich Polo Club, Peter Brant. Distinguished guests from all over the world will gather to watch exhibition polo at its finest, including His Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, the 13th Duke of Argyll. 

Royal Salute also partners with Greenwich Polo Club on the Royal Salute Jubilee Cup which will be hosted this year in September. Royal Salute recently announced a partnership with Argentine polo player, Facundo Pieres as a new ambassador and face of the Royal Salute World Polo Series.

Royal Salute has a global programme of Polo sponsorship covering four continents. The whisky’s involvement with Polo is founded on the game’s incredible power, skill and elegance; qualities which blend perfectly with Royal Salute 21 Year Old Scotch whisky.

Notes:

About Sentebale

Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest and most vulnerable ofLesotho’s people.

  • Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest and most vulnerable of Lesotho’s children, many who are victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDs epidemic.
  • In February, Prince Harry visited Lesotho to see the difference Sentebale’s programme were making to the children. At the end of his visit, he attended the Sentebale Gala Dinner in Johannesburg which was to mark the launch of a major fundraising campaign to build the Mamohato Centre for children and young people infected with, or affected by HIV.
  • Lesotho’s main operations are based in Lesotho with the fundraising and management team based in London, headed up by Chief Executive, Cathy Ferrier. Both Princes remain active patrons of Sentebale. 

About Royal Salute

Royal Salute is the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, and begins where others end as only whiskies matured for at least 21 years are ever selected for Royal Salute blends. In 2012, Royal Salute became the first ever brand to be officially associated with the Royal Gun Salutes at the Tower of London, as part of a long term partnership with the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Royal Salute is a leading international supporter of polo, ‘the king of sports and the sport of kings’. Royal Salute World Polo is truly international with a presence in every major region globally:

  • Argentina Campeonado Abierto de Polo, Palermo, Buenos Aires
  • Australia Sydney Gold Cup, Sydney andPortsea Polo,Victoria
  • Brazil Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, São Paulo and Copa Ouro São José Polo,  São Paulo
  • China Royal SaluteChina Open,Beijing
  • India Royal Salute Maharaja ofJodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup, Jodphur
  • Italy Polo Gold Cup, Cortina d’ Ampezzo
  • South Korea Royal Salute Polo Cup, Jeju
  • Spain Sotogrande, Cádiz
  • UAE Royal Salute Nations Cup,Dubai
  • USA Foundation Polo Challenge,Santa Barbara and Royal Salute Jubilee Cup,Greenwich,New York
  • UK The Sentebale Polo Cup,Coworth Park, Kent & Curwen Polo Club,London

And Beaufort Polo Cup, Tetbury 

About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

About Greenwich Polo Club

Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo in the Northeast. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry ofGreenwich,CTand internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays in June, July and September.  For more information about Greenwich Polo Club, please visit greenwichpoloclub.com

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