On June 24, the San Diego Polo Club hosted Chukkers for Charity, a fundraiser for Prince Harry’s pet foundation, Sentebale. A match of polo, referred to as the Sport of Kings, is divided into six periods called chukkers.
Translated, the word sentebale means “forget me not.” The mission of the foundation, which Prince Harry co-founded with the second prince of Lesotho, is to aid children whose lives have been shattered following the death of a parent. Like Prince Harry, the Lesotho prince also lost a parent in a car crash.
A landlocked country engulfed within South Africa, Lesotho is small, impoverished and hard hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The heirs formed Sentebale in order to provide effective and efficient social services for its orphaned, disabled and otherwise vulnerable children.
The match featured African music and dance, as well as a silent auction. The club is located at 14555 El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe. Visit www.sandiegopolo.com.
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