The 7th Queen’s Cup Pink Polo ladies tournament was a potent mix of sport and charity to support breast cancer research at ‘King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital’s Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer.’ The Queen’s Cup BMW Pink Polo 2016 was co-organized by Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm Group; Nunthinee Tanner, managing director of LBG Limited and BMW Nelson Autohaus (Thailand). To celebrate the day, the polo grounds and spectators were draped in pink in solidarity with the international pink ribbon symbol at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya. The match of the day was the game among three ladies team to meet in Round Robin including BMW team, Maple leaf team and Thai Polo team joined by Princess Jeanette zu Fuerstenberg.
Ms.Nunthinee Tanner, chairman for the ‘Pink Polo 2016’ organizing committee said ‘I have been aware of the danger of breast cancer as one of the most serious causes of suffering for women nowadays and have learned that there had been a large number of women out there who lack knowledge about the disease and the opportunities for treatment.
So, now in its seventh year, the polo ladies’ tournament is a showcase of the prowess of women polo players who come together annually not only in a bid to display their skills but also to raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. The theme of pink has been chosen because that’s the colour that symbolizes the fight against breast cancer.’
Surrounded by nature’s beauty, fresh air, inspired sight and lovable pink decoration throughout club house and booths at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya brought an enjoyable moment with family and friends in passion spirit. The spectators are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the fight against breast cancer.
Highlight of the event included the special Iran-Thailand Junior show-jumping friendship, fashion show on horseback by honorable and celebrities looking elegant as they stride with Burberry, La Martina brands. Junior polo demonstration. Then the excitement on polo match among BMW team, Thai Polo team and Maple leaf was begun amidst this paradise landscape. In addition, guests also enjoyed the social tradition of divot stomping all over the field stomping down the torn up turf and to meet great people or even to say hello to the players who walked divots to keep limber.
The Queen’s Cup BMW Pink Polo Tournament is the major event for the polo season in Thailand and proceeds will be donated to Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. Thereafter, closing polo season in Thailand with the Princess Pa’s Cup Beach Polo on 30 April 2016 at InterContinental, Huahin with fund raised for Princess Pa’s project ‘Nabha’
Pink Polo Result
Winner : Thai Polo Team
Runner up : Maple Leaf
2nd Runner up : BMW Polo Team
MVP: Lia Salvo