Sentebale is the chosen charity partner for the tournament in 2012. The event will feature a special charity polo match and dinner evening with profits generated through ticket sales to be donated to Sentebale, which was set up to provide support to the orphans and vulnerable children who are badly affected by the HIV/AIDs epidemic Lesotho in Africa.
“It is an honour and privilege to be invited to represent Sentebale on this special occasion, and to have been given the opportunity to hopefully inspire people to take up an interest and become engaged in a life saving issue that I am committed to and passionate about,” said Annie Lennox. “Many people in the privileged Western world are unaware of how the HIV AIDS pandemic is continuing to destroy the lives of millions of young people in countries like Lesotho, where the HIV prevalence rate is inordinately high. In supporting the Princes’ project you will be investing in making a practical and transformational difference to the lives of thousands of children. What could be more rewarding or worthwhile? Enjoy the game…and dig deep!”
The annual Klosters Snow Polo tournament is a winter event that is really rather different. Many of the games are played after dark, a thrilling aspect devised specifically by the tournament founders, the Alpine Polo Club, who are passionate about making the “sport of kings” more accessible to a wider public. Thanks to its unique snow area setting, spectators can get right up close to the action, literally able to reach out and touch the horses, which makes for an electrifying atmosphere. The pretty Swiss Alpine village of Klosters is historically loved by Royals and skiers alike and is the perfect backdrop for the polo tournament’s chic but understated atmosphere, making for a uniquely British event in Switzerland.
More information about the event can be found here.