U.S. Polo Assn. Named Apparel and Team Sponsor for the 2022 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup
U.S. Polo Assn.
U.S. Polo Assn. once again served as the Official Apparel Partner and Team Sponsor for the 2022 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, featuring Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.
The event took place on Aug. 25 at Aspen Valley Polo Club in Carbondale, Colorado. U.S. Polo Assn. provided custom performance jerseys for all teams and umpires and also distributed co-branded caps for all attendees to take home as a memory from the event. The global lifestyle brand also provided field signage and promoted the event through digital and social media.
“As the Official Apparel Partner and Team Sponsor of the 2022 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, U.S. Polo Assn. aims to expand global philanthropic endeavors for our brand and the sport, as well as shine a light on the meaningful efforts behind the Sentebale mission,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, which manages the multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand.
The annual polo event raises vital funds for Sentebale, an organization that was co-founded in 2006 by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Prince Seeiso to support Sentebale’s vital work with children and young people in southern Africa whose lives have been affected by extreme poverty, inequality, HIV/AIDS and recently COVID-19. This year’s event included Sentebale’s co-founding patron, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, who showed great athleticism and leadership while playing on the Sentebale team.
“The Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup contributes vital funds every year, helping Sentebale to continue our lifesaving and empowering work in Lesotho and Botswana. We are so grateful to U.S. Polo Assn. and all our sponsors for their unwavering support. The power and excitement of polo is enabling vulnerable children and young people, living with and affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS, to live more healthy and hopeful lives,” said Richard Miller, CEO of Sentebale.
Fans enjoyed the mountainous views and Aspen temperatures watching the thrilling game. In the end, the Cup was won by Team Sentebale, with a score of 3-1.
Prince added, “I would like to thank the beautiful Aspen Valley Polo Club for hosting this year’s event as well as Team U.S. Polo Assn. for representing us on the polo field for such an important cause. We are honored to continue our support of Sentebale again this year in order to positively impact communities around the world through the sport of polo.”