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Polo with a purpose

Written by: Sithandwa Ngwetsheni

With only a handful of tickets remaining for one of South Africa’s most reputable events, Saturday 4 November promises to be a day of celebration as the Cintron Pink Polo returns to the immaculate Val de Vie Estate.

Highlights and surprises await our esteemed guests, all for the great cause of raising funds to create awareness of symptoms and early detection of breast cancer, as well as assisting women and men affected by the disease, throughout South Africa. The event celebrates survivors of breast cancer and their inspirational stories of hope, healing and triumph.

Captain Leroux Hendriks will lead team Cintron consisting of Johan du Preez, Jannie Steenkamp and Johan du Plooy. Team Vodacom is captained by Tom de Bruin and players Ben Crowe, Murray Hampson and Charl du Plessis. A riveting 14-goal polo match awaits in a bid to win the coveted Cintron Pink Polo trophy.

Vibrant hues of fresh pink, red, navy and silver with touches of textured fabrics and patterns are the inspiration for the dress code and décor. Renowned designer, Casper Bosman, will be conducting a sensational fashion show and dressing the female duo Master of Ceremonies - Mishka Patel and KFM's Sechaba G - in his stylish creations on this powerful platform.

Families can enjoy the Pink Food Truck Fair area with a selection of artisanal drinks, gourmet food and sweet delicacies on blankets and chairs in the summer sun.

Polo Pavilion tickets offer front row seats to the spectacular fashion show, pop-up store delights and unique food and drink services in the spacious lounge area, while keeping an eye on the excitement taking place on the luscious polo greens.

VIP’s can look forward to a specialised butler service in an opulent setting with delectable canapés and premium cocktails curated by Cintron and Campari, rubbing shoulders and shaking hands with A-list celebrities, while appreciating the breath-taking views of the majestic surroundings. Private, VIP lounges are available for groups of 20 guests or more that allows for a day out in the picturesque winelands with friends or colleagues, celebrating in the Valley of Life.

Vodacom is the official Network Partner for this prestigious event and will be providing free Wifi on the day and a charging station for mobile devices to ensure all guests are able to share their #cintronpinkpolo memories on social media platforms.

BMW Paarlberg is the vehicle partner of choice and Jaeger-LeCoultre will be keeping time at the riveting polo match. Veuve Clicquot Rosé will provide premium champagne to sip on while guests relax in the pop-up areas and get pampered by Sisley and Tosca, respectively the beauty and hair partners for the day.

Sport 24hrs and Taxi’s will ensure that guests arrive on time and get home safely after a day of memorable moments. Something Different as the décor partner for the event and will be weaving their magic with a message of bravery for those fighting breast cancer.

Bold and bright colours, daring statement pieces and adventurous installations will delight all guests at the Cintron Pink Polo, and create a space never seen before at Val de Vie Estate.

Since inception in 2010, the event has become a powerful conduit through which attendees are introduced to the Sport of Kings in an exclusive, luxurious setting whilst lending a voice to the fight against breast cancer.




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