The sixth Kakira Nile Polo tournament held last weekend was the place to be for charitable celebrities and the well-heeled socialites who came to watch some action and donate to a cause that benefits the disadvantaged children in Uganda.
With the Johnnie Walker Platinum Label as the lead sponsor, the classy event brought to Uganda the thrilling combination of polo, style and elegance, fashion and fun.
“I love polo and have seen many matches worldwide. Nothing however compares to the tournament we hold in Kakira for its unique location, format, Ugandan hospitality and fun,” Kakira Nile Polo Club Chairman Nitin Madhvani said.
At the end of the two-day event, Shell V-Power triumphed over Airtel to win Nile Cup and Johnnie Walker beat Barclays to win the big trophy of the day, the Madhvani Cup.
Elizabeth Bagaya, the Princess Royal of Tooro Kingdom was the guest of honour of the event. She was impressed by the sportsmanship exhibited by the players and fashion off-field, considering that she is a former international model.
One of the highlights was the Saturday night Platinum Label black-tie dinner dance that also served as a fundraiser to benefit disadvantaged Ugandan children.
The event is now firmly placed as one of the major events on the annual social calendar.