Italian Equestrian Federation – From June 29 to July 2 the Women’s Polo Tournament in support of Komen Italia for the fight against breast cancer

The first edition of Polo For The Cure at the Roman Aqueduct Polo Club

After more than two years of confinement, the activities of the Italian polo with the tournament Polo for the Cure in favor of Komen Italy which will be held in a splendid setting of the Roman Aqueduct Polo Club from June 29 to July 2.

The venue that will host the initiative was born thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of Marco and Massimiliano Elser who took over and transformed a semi-abandoned 80-hectare estate into a wonderful zero-impact polo club, in the name of respect for nature. and organic philosophy. The club offers polo lessons to those who want to get closer to the sport. Restoration work has unveiled a 3rd century Alexandrian aqueduct. (hence the name of the club) which stands out majestically along the avenue that crosses the estate, even more beautiful for the more than 2000 trees. A frame with a unique magic that makes this significant event even more unmissable.

For the first time it will be a charity tournament totally feminine with international players of the highest level who will parade in the heart of Rome on June 28, thanks to the collaboration with the Department of Major Events, Sports, Tourism and Fashion of Rome Capital. Riding their horses, the athletes will travel from Piazza della Popolo to Via Condotti, accompanied by Montebello spearmen. The event will end at Palazzo Fendi with a cocktail reserved for sponsors, players and a small number of guests.

The open matches will start on June 29 while the tournament will end on July 2 with the finals and the big event by invitation only in favor of the Komen Italyassociation dedicated to the promotion of breast cancer prevention and the implementation of projects to protect women’s health.

In addition to the sporting event, there will be numerous side activities and shows such as the Montebello Lancer Carousel, the Marine Exhibition with the presentation of the “Color Guard” for the celebration of Independence Day. stunning fireworks display at dusk. Among the guests are expected numerous ambassadors, numerous representatives of the American community in Italy, women united by the experience of breast cancer.

The synergy between Marco Elser (President of the Acquedotto Romano Polo Club), his wife Flaminia I Komen Italy arises from the sensitivity of the Elser family for all the beneficial causes and, specifically, for the link between sport, health and solidarity, a fundamental element that distinguishes the activity of Komen Italy committed, also through the Career careerthe most important event in the world for the fight against breast cancer, to spread the culture of the right lifestyles.

The proceeds of the event will be used to contribute to the purchase of a new mammography unit to continue carrying out programs for the prevention and protection of women’s health.

In support of the event there will be important public and private realities, such as: the Department of Sports, Major Events, Tourism and Fashion of Rome Capitale, represented by Councilor Alessandro Onorato, FISE, the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation, represented by the President. Marco Di Paola, by the general secretary Simone Perillo and by the director of the polo department Alessandro Giachetti.

Alessandro Onorato, Councilor for Sports, Major Events, Tourism and Fashion of Rome Capital: “Prevention cannot be a luxury but must be a concrete possibility available to everyone. Sport is the most effective vehicle for sensitizing people to take care of their body.
Congratulations to Komen Italia, Marco Elser, Roma Polo Club and Fise for this initiative which we wanted to take to an important place like the Via del Corso to give it due attention “.

President Marco Di Paola: “We can be happy when equestrian sport acts as an engine of social commitment initiatives, an area in which FISE has been involved for a long time and on several fronts. Thanks to this magnificent initiative, the stick becomes a valuable awareness tool. Once again, the horse is the protagonist, together with the female figure, who – let’s not forget – can only compete in our world without any gender distinction ”.

“This is the first time that our association has had the opportunity to participate in this beautiful all-female initiative. Our thanks go to the Elser family, and in particular to Marco and Flaminia, who were personally involved in the organization of the “Polo for the Cure” tournament in favor of Komen Italia Komen Italia’s commitment to prevention is constant, with mobile units. of the Prevention Caravan we reach the urban neighborhoods, less connected islands and prisons to ensure that women in conditions of social fragility can access the screening. The collection of this important synergy will contribute to the purchase of a new mammography unit to continue implementing our action. throughout the country “, says Violante Guidotti Bentivoglio, CEO of Komen Italia.

(Pictured ph. Massimo Bruni, top left: Acquedotto Romano Polo Club President Marco Elser, Komen Italia CEO Violante Guidotti Bentivoglio, Roma Polo Club President and Athlete Italian polo team Stefano Giansanti, Councilor for Sports, Major Events, Tourism and Fashion in the capital of Rome Alessandro Onorato, FISE Secretary General Simone Perillo and FISE Polo Head Alessandro Giachetti)

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