Adolfo Cambiaso, the greatest polo player in the world, joined international stars Pablo MacDonough, Juan Martin Nero and David Stirling in the annual Laureus Polo Cup to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in Argentina.
Cheering them on at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park was a celebrity audience including Laureus World Sports Academy Members Edwin Moses, Sean Fitzpatrick and Hugo Porta, plus Laureus Ambassadors Eduardo Heguy, the great Argentine polo legend, and former Formula One racer Lucas di Grassi.
The event, which is becoming one of the highlights of the English sporting summer, raised over €100,000.
Laureus Ambassador Cambiaso, ranked world No.1, said: “To be able to raise funds to help disadvantaged children in my own country, through the use of sport like this, is an incredible opportunity and I am grateful to everyone who has helped to make this possible.”
In a spirited contest, the victors were a team sponsored by AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, who won 5-4 against a team representing Laureus.
Argentina’s greatest rugby player Hugo Porta, who played 58 times for his country, was the founder of the Fundación Laureus Argentina in 2003. He said: “I am grateful to everyone who supported this amazing event. I cannot overestimate the importance of their contribution to our work with children. The funds that have been raised will have an enormous impact on the projects we operate in Argentina.”
The Fundación Laureus Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, 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); Fundacion El Desafio (Deporte Por La Vida) and Virreyes Hockey.