This July, the King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup 2019 has been one of the most talked-about social events. Sponsored by King Power, the competition was held on 10 July 2019 in memorial of Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the late founder of the Thailand Polo Association. As tribute to the keen polo player, King Power has also donated 1 million pounds to fifteen beneficiary charities in the United Kingdom.
Amongst the VIP guests at the Cup included Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who made opening remarks, Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, and King Power executives. The two teams competing are King Power, headed by the Duke of Cambridge and Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, and Tarmac, headed by the Duke of Sussex and Khun Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha. King Power won the cup this year, with 7 points to 6.
King Power sponsored the King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup because it has always believed in elevating the capabilities of Thai polo players to enter the world stage. This belief was inspired by the sentiments of Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who had a deep passion for sport, especially horse racing, polo, and football. In the past, Thai polo players have won many polo awards, including the Thailand Polo King’s Cup, the Cartier Queen’s Cup, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Cup.
Donations from this event goes to fifteen beneficiary charities in the United Kingdom, including African Parks, the English Schools Swimming Association, and the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, amongst others.
The King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup 2019 was first held in 1998, 21 years ago. King Power started a tradition of sponsoring such a beneficial even four years ago, this year is the fifth year of their sponsorship.