Pink Polo 2021 – Press Release

ABU DHABI: After the successful last season, the iconic Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club will open the gates for the 12th edition of Pink Polo.

To be held under the generous patronage of Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Chairman of the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, the Pink Polo Day is an inspiring initiative aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer in the UAE.

The event is scheduled to take place at the club on November 5 under the Covid-19 health and safety protocols laid down by the UAE authorities.

Taking place in association with Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the traditional season opener also marked the resumption of equestrian activities at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.

Sheikh Falah said: “The initiative is aimed at raising awareness about the disease. Pink Polo Day falls in line with the club’s community role, to support women’s health through fitness activities, seminars and various services that motivate them to take care of themselves, to be able to care for their families.”

Teams representing different clubs will play exhibition matches to mark the Pink Polo Day.

“Pink Polo Day will definitely help raise awareness about breast cancer such events are an integral part of the policy at Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, ” said Hamad Abdelrahman Abdalla Ahmad Alshaikh, executive director of the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.

“We have been working with our committed sponsors, friends and patrons of Ghantoot, to make this event a success,” he added.

Ahead of the Pink Polo Day, the club organised a lot of online awareness sessions for the breast cancer awareness month—Pink October.

The sessions were held in association with Land Department Dubai, Ministry of Finance, Ajman University, Khawarizmi International College and Apparel Group.

The club reached around 1000 women and provided free mammograms scans for all women about 40-years in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Prevention and Reem Hospital.

Saeed Bin Hoofan Al Mansouri, Vice Chairman of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, thanked the sponsors for supporting the club’s initiative.

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