It’s that time of year again; on 21st June some of the world’s best polo players will be taking part in the Laureus Cup at Guards Polo Club in London. They will also be raising money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in Argentina (Fundación Laureus Argentina). Some of the players taking part this year include: Laureus Ambassador Adolfo Cambiaso, Juan Pablo MacDonough, Juan Martin Nero and David Stirling.
The public are cordially invited, to come along and watch the matches. A number of celebrities have already said they will be attending including members of the Laureus World Sports Academy: New Zealand ‘All Blacks’ rugby legend and former captain Sean Fitzpatrick, the American double Olympic 400 metres hurdles gold medallist Edwin Moses and Hugo Porta, one of the most famous rugby players of all time, who played a total of 58 times for Argentina.
Hugo Porta said, ‘This has become a great annual event and a wonderful day out. Everyone is welcome to come along, watch some top class polo and raise money for an important cause.’
The entrance fee stands at £20 per car (around 25 Euros) and all funds raised will go to the Fundación Laureus Argentina. The polo starts at 15.00hrs. However the gates to the ground open at 11.45hrs. The Fundación Laureus Argentina was founded in 2003 by Hugo Porta. At present, the foundation supports seven projects: Asociación Civil Mostrando Caminos; Unión y Amistad de San Isidro; Club Deportivo Barracas (Mi Club Nuestro Lugar); Programa A Ganar; Club Platense (Dale Pelota a los Libros); Fundación El Desafio (Deporte Por La Vida) and Virreyes Hockey. The aim of the foundation is to use the power of sport to address social changes through the use of sports related community development initiatives worldwide.