x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Abu Dhabi students meet Pink Polo players, officials – and a horse

Players and officials of the Pink Polo team met University and college students on Tuesday as a build up to the big match next week.

ABU DHABI // Players and officials of the Pink Polo team met University and college students on Tuesday as a build up to the big match next week.

The delegation spoke to students from Zayed University’s Khalifa City campus, Khalifa City Women’s College and the Higher Colleges of Technology.

Among them were Hana Zebian, head of marketing for Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club and Oscar Colombres, and an ADCB polo team member, who arrived on one of the horses.

Today the Pink Polo team will meet students from the Abu Dhabi Women’s College from 10.30am to 11.30am.

The match, which takes place on November 8 at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, is being played in a bid to raise awareness of breast cancer.

The initiative was set up in association with the Abu Dhabi Health Authority to educate and inform members of the public about the dangers of breast cancer, and stresses the importance of early detection and self-checking.

Pink Polo 2013 is free to attend and is held under the patronage of club chairman Sheikh Falah bin Zayed, who will be among the players taking part.

The event is now in its fourth year and will feature a Pink Clinic to enable people to meet medical experts and breast cancer survivors, learn self-examination techniques and undergo free screenings at a mobile mammography unit.

There will also be activities for the family, with pony and camel rides, a falcon show, photo sessions with polo players, camel polo, a balloon release and a military skydive show. For further information visit www.pinkpolo.ae.

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