Wellington, FL – Prince Harry helped the Sentebale ISPS Handa team in winning the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup on May 4 at Valiente Polo Club, a benefit for Sentebale. Valiente owner Bob Jornayvaz, Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador Malcolm Borwick and Melissa Ganzi joined Prince Harry on the Sentebale team, which defeated the Royal Salute team 6-3.
Despite a very rainy day that almost caused the polo game to not go on, the players were able to get out and play full force for almost the entire duration of the match. When heavy downpours happened in the last quarter of the match, the polo players eased up a bit – for the general safety of the polo ponies.
The ticket price was said to be $50,000 at this primarily invite-only event. Nacho Figueras, also an ambassador and spokesperson for Sentebale, captained the Royal Salute team, along with teammates Marc Ganzi, Teodoro Calle and Joe DiMenna. Nic Roldan was the captain of the Valiente team, along with Tommy Kato, Martin Cregg and Curtis Pilot. While Prince Harry was not taking interviews during the event, Nacho Figueras spoke about the importance of fighting AIDS in Africa and supporting children suffering from HIV. See a related video with Nacho Figueras.
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