It was a pink day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club in Dubai, as the first edition of the U.S. Polo Assn Ladies Charity Cup 2019 in association with Pink Caravan declared Hesketh Polo Team as its champion after winning against AM Polo and DPEC Saman. This special polo event was held to promote and support the breast cancer awareness initiative by gathering the strength of women in sports.
Hesketh Polo: Kim Roche (-1), Lauren Dickson (-1), Pearl Venot (0), Tomas Palacios (3)
AM Polo: Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum (-1), Petra Spanko (-1), Sandra Schneider (0), Alejandro Gowland (3)
DPEC Saman: Lee Slimming (-1), Lise Bernard (-1), Alyazi Al Muhairi (-1), Maxi Malacalza (3)
The first match resulted in a 2 goal win in favour of Hesketh Polo against AM Polo team. The next game saw Hestketh Polo beat DPEC Saman with 4 goals to 1. The last match for the second and third place had AM Polo defeat DPEC Saman with 4 goals.
The afternoon was filled with free activities such as beauty treatments, clinical breast examinations, and pink pony rides for kids. Two Best Dressed Females were given prizes from Biologique Recherche, La Perle, Al Habtoor Polo Resort hotel, Kitmate and Essentially Juices. Run-N-Hunt prizes for two pink coins and a pink ribbon amounted to AED 7,500 in gift items. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to benefit Pink Caravan under the non-profit organization Friends of Cancer Patients.