Val de Vie Estate – With 4 days to go, tickets for Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom are almost sold out. The inaugural event returns for its 9th instalment at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 3 November 2018.
Guests can look forward to a day in the picturesque Winelands filled with all things pink and polo-inspired, with many memorable moments in store. The event pays tribute to survivors of breast cancer and serves as a platform to raise awareness for a disease that is most prevalent in women but also affects a high number of men. For the first time in the history of this event, the Children Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) will benefit from the Pink Food Truck Fair area where R100 per ticket sold will be donated to CHOC.
Rolene Strauss, Former Miss World and a qualified medical doctor, will be joined by Katlego Maboe from Expresso Morning Show on SABC 3, as Masters of Ceremonies for the event, and ensure that all guests feel welcome and are kept informed and entertainment throughout the day.
Team Cintron, led by captain Leroux Hendriks, will take on team Vodacom, captained by Tom de Bruin, in the main polo 14 goal match. Neku Atawodi, Nigeria’s first professional female polo player, will be flying the flag high as the only woman participating in the main match. The official Polo Fashion Partner for the event, La Martina, will be transforming their store windows in Nelson Mandela Square, Hyde Park Shopping Centre and the V & A Waterfront during the month of October to showcase polo fashion for the summer season and their support for this worthy cause. Jaeger-LeCoultre as Timekeeping Partner will keep eyes on the clock during chukkas.
This year for the first time Land Rover Stellenbosch and Land Rover Cape Town, official Vehicle Partners, will host a dedicated Land Rover area where owners of these distinguished vehicles will have the opportunity to enjoy the age-old tradition of watching heart-stopping polo from the back of a luxury car.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
In partnership with Pink Drive and as lead-up to Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom, Val de Vie Estate hosted 300 ladies from the Paarl East community for a special Women’s Day in August this year where complimentary breast cancer screenings were offered. Triumphant testimonies of the fight against breast cancer were shared and a financial contribution made by Cintron Pink Polo to five ladies in need of chemotherapy. Coco-Mat’s inventive “Pillow Positive”, specifically made to reduce discomfort during the process of breast cancer treatment, will be donated to breast cancer patients in the St. Stephens Oncology Centre in Paarl. Blossom Box will offer the opportunity to guests to send a personal message to breast cancer patients at the St. Stephen Oncology Centre with hand-selected items to first-time chemotherapy patients.
DJ Luma will be on the decks from 14:00 to welcome all guests to the event, followed by electro-swing dance group, GoodLuck, who will be performing from 19:00 as part of the Pink Sunset Surprise.
Rolene Strauss, MC for the event, will be dressed by Elrico Bellingan in an ensemble from the ElricoZarr 2018 Resort Wear Collection, in partnership with Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom. “Rolene is radiantly beautiful, and it is always a pleasure to dress her for special events”, remarked Elrico, who will also be creating a bespoke fashion show at the event, as official Fashion Partner.
Well-regarded as ‘The Sport of Kings’, polo has over centuries been honoured by royalty, aristocrats and captains of industry. The origins of the sport are interlaced in the relationship between (wo)man and horse and are one of the oldest team sports in history. Themed ‘Authentic Polo’, the 2018 colour scheme is emerald green, pink and touches of gold that incorporate the regal association of the sport as a luxury pastime. Décor and artistic interpretations of polo will be created by Décor Partner Something Different.
Vodacom Business, a leading telecoms operator offering value to Enterprise Consumers, is the official Presenting Partner for the 2018 chapter of the event and the brand’s involvement is an indication of the growth and reach of the event, as this is the first time in the event’s nine-year history that a Presenting Partner has been secured.
Bril Optometrists is the official Eyewear Partner and will have a selection of designer eyewear available in their pop-up store at the event. Elizabeth Arden as Beauty Partner and Tosca as Hair Partner will ensure that MC’s and esteemed guests look radiant and beautiful. Fragrance Partners Juicy Couture and John Varvatos will keep female and male guests smelling fresh with their signature fragrances.
Veuve Clicquot Rose will be engaging as Champagne Partner for the event. Pouring Partner, Hendricks Gin, will be creating signature cocktails with a selection of Cintron premium mixers.
The Mantis Collection is on board as official Hospitality Partner and will be offering guests attending the event an exclusive rate of only R3800 per night per person sharing in the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis.
Giltedge is the event’s Travel Partner and will ensure, with the assistance of the Human Carrier Partner, Sports 24 Hours & Taxis.