The event aims to pay tribute to survivors of breast cancer and serves as a platform to raise awareness for a disease that is most prevalent in women but also affects a high number of men.

For the first time, the Children Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) will also benefit from the Pink Food Truck Fair area, where R100 per ticket sold will be donated to CHOC.

Rolene Strauss, former Miss World and a qualified medical doctor, will be joined by Katlego Maboe from the Expresso Morning Show on SABC 3, as masters of ceremonies for the event and will aim to ensure that all guests feel welcome and are kept informed and entertainment throughout the day.

Polo

Team Cintron, led by captain Leroux Hendriks, will take on team Vodacom, captained by Tom de Bruin, in the main polo 14 goal match. Neku Atawodi, Nigeria’s first professional female polo player, will be the only woman participating in the main match.

The official Polo Fashion Partner for the event, La Martina, will be transforming its store windows in Nelson Mandela Square, Hyde Park Shopping Centre and the V&A Waterfront during the month of October to showcase polo fashion for the summer season and its support for the cause. Jaeger-LeCoultre, as the timekeeping partner, will keep eyes on the clock during chukkas.

Land Rover Stellenbosch and Land Rover Cape Town, the official vehicle partners of the event, will host a dedicated Land Rover area where owners of the vehicles will have the opportunity to take part in the tradition of watching polo from the back of a luxury car.

Breast cancer awareness

In partnership with the Pink Drive, and as lead-up to Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom, the Val de Vie Estate hosted 300 ladies from the Paarl East community for a special Women’s Day in August where complimentary breast cancer screenings were offered.

Successful testimonies of the fight against breast cancer were shared and a financial contribution was made by Cintron Pink Polo to five ladies in need of chemotherapy.

Coco-Mat’s 'Pillow Positive', specifically made to reduce discomfort during the process of breast cancer treatment, will be donated to breast cancer patients in the St. Stephens Oncology Centre in Paarl.

Blossom Box will offer the opportunity to guests to send a personal message to breast cancer patients at the St Stephen Oncology Centre with hand-selected items to first-time chemotherapy patients.

Entertainment

DJ Luma will be on the decks from 14:00 to welcome all guests to the event, followed by the electro-swing dance group GoodLuck, who will be performing from 19:00 as part of the Pink Sunset Surprise.

Fashion

Strauss will be dressed by Elrico Bellingan in an ensemble from the ElricoZarr 2018 Resort Wear Collection, in partnership with Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom.

"Rolene is radiantly beautiful, and it is always a pleasure to dress her for special events," says Bellingan, who will also be creating a bespoke fashion show at the event as the official fashion partner.

Partners

Themed ‘Authentic Polo’, the 2018 colour scheme is emerald green, pink and touches of gold. Décor and artistic interpretations of polo will be created by décor partner Something Different.

Vodacom Business, a leading telecoms operator offering value to Enterprise Consumers, is the official presenting partner for the 2018 chapter of the event and the brand’s involvement aims to be an indication of the growth and reach of the event, as this is the first time in the event’s nine-year history that a presenting partner has been secured.

Bril Optometrists is the official eyewear partner and will have a selection of designer eyewear available in its pop-up store at the event. Elizabeth Arden, as beauty partner, and Tosca, as hair partner, will both aim to ensure that the MCs and esteemed guests look radiant and beautiful.

Fragrance partners Juicy Couture and John Varvatos will aim to keep female and male guests smelling fresh with their signature fragrances.

Veuve Clicquot Rose will be engaging as the champagne partner for the event. Pouring partner, Hendricks Gin, will be creating signature cocktails with a selection of Cintron premium mixers.

The Mantis Collection is on board as the official hospitality partner and will be offering guests attending the event an exclusive rate of R3 800 per night per person sharing in the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis. For more information, contact pearlvalleyhotel@mantiscollection.com. Giltedge is the event’s travel partner and will ensure, with the assistance of the human carrier partner, 24 hours of sports and taxis.

Ticket offering
  • Pink Food Truck Fair: R120 per ticket
  • Polo Pavilion: R660 per ticket
  • Pink Polo VIP: R1 750 per ticket
  • Private VIP Lounge: R1 800 (excluding VAT) per ticket for group bookings of 30 or more
For more information, visit www.pinkpolo.co.za. You can also follow Pink Polo on Facebook or on Instagram.