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Shaikha Aisha Bint Rashid Al Mulla and Saeed Bin Houfan Al Mansouri, Vice-Chairman GRPC, with other officials. Image Credit: Courtesy: GRPC

Abu Dhabi: The 2018-2019 season at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (GRPC), the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, will get underway on November 2 with the popular Pink Polo Day.

Currently in its ninth year, Pink Polo is a charity initiative aimed at raising awareness on breast cancer in the UAE.

The highlight of the day will be an exhibition polo match between two teams representing the host club, one of which will be led by Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a keen polo enthusiast.

The Pink Polo Day is an initiative fronted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council 0ADSC) and supported by the Health Authorities and the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare (YSW).

Proud health partners, The Pink Caravan, Beverly Hills medical clinic & Al Rahba Hospital will be conducting free health checkups for all attendees on the day as well as provide free mammograms vouchers throughout October in line with the Department of Health’s strategy.

Also returning to support Pink Polo day for the third consecutive year are Maserati Premier Motors.

Shaikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, said “It is a great pleasure to have the partners, sponsors and polo fans join us each year in our grounds for Pink Polo day highlighting the cultural harmony and communal spirit that is a part of the UAE culture and heritage.

“We have seen the event grow over the past years with an impressive impact and we are pleased to be contributing in raising awareness towards such an important issue.”

Elias, Vice President Sales, Maserati, Al Tayer Motors, commented: “We are pleased to extend our sponsorship of the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club (GRPC) for the third consecutive year.

“With international-level polo and equestrian facilities, it is recognized as one of the most prestigious clubs of its kind worldwide. Premier Motors, together with Maserati, is committed to providing its customers with a truly distinctive vehicle ownership experience.

“The tournaments held at the Ghantoot polo grounds provide equestrian sport fans entertaining sporting action on the field and a great experience for spectators off the field with activities that engage the entire family,” he added.

“We wish the club led by its Chairman, Shaikh Falah B, Saeed Bin Houfan Al Mansouri and Ahmad Al Nuaimi all success in the upcoming 2018-19 season,”

Al Nuaimi commented: “This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to a successful season at Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club.

“We are privileged to have one of the best polo club’s in the country and with the support of the Abu Dhabi sports council aim to support the community and be involved in major issues like cancer awareness.

“We at Ghantoot are committed to this cause and hope that events like Pink Polo Day will go a long way to providing support and remove the stigma associated with issues like cancer.”

At A Glance

• What: Pink Polo Day

• Where: Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club – Abu Dhabi Dubai Highway Exit 399

• When: Friday, November 2 (Gates open at 01:00 PM)

• What: A charity initiative to raise awareness on breast cancer in the UAE

• Polo Game – 05:00pm Team Ghantoot A VS Ghantoot B •

Website : www.pinkpolo.ae