Prince Harry plays polo in Palm Beach, Florida
Prince Harry braved stormy weather in Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday (May 4) leading his team to victory in a polo tournament in the name of his charity, Sentebale (sen-te-BAH-lay) which supports young people living with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, Africa.
At the exclusive event, Prince Harry addressed a crowd of about 300 guests who came to watch him play in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup and help raise money and awareness for his charity.
Prince Harry announced that the organization, so close to his heart that he founded ten years ago, was growing to reach even more youth over the next few years.
“I am delighted to confirm that we are expanding our camp program into Botswana, a country I have been regularly visiting for two decades and genuinely feel I need to give as much back as I can,” he said.
Sophie Gallois (gah-low-AH) is the global marketing director of Chivas Brothers and brand owner of Royal Salute, the title sponsor of the competition. She said they were extending their sponsorship of the charity through a program that offers support to the parents and grandparents of young people living with HIV/AIDS, adding that it was special for them to be involved because “It’s not every day you get to do something like this that actually makes a difference to a community.”
The money raised will help send 1,500 youth to Sentebale’s monthly clubs and five-day, residential camp at the newly opened Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho and southern Africa.