Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield polo tournament which is in its 10th year of the bank’s sponsorship will run from May 15 – 21, 2017 at the Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Resort, Kaduna.
Regarded as the biggest charity polo event in Africa, this year’s edition will feature 15 teams vying for honours in two major categories according to organisers of the event at a press conference held in Lagos on Wednesday.
UNICEF Charity Shield tourney is a reaffirmation of the importance of the lives of the orphaned and vulnerable children in northern Nigeria.
Group Head, Inclusive Banking, Access Bank Plc, Ope Wemi-Jones, said the Bank had maintained its yearly commitment in supporting UNICEF towards its projects for orphans and vulnerable children.
Babangida Hassan, Fifth Chukker Polo Captain, said they are proud to continue in its development of this established partnership with Access Bank and UNICEF.
“Fifth Chukker is proud to continue in its development of this established partnership with Access Bank and UNICEF. As the level of play continues to raise the bar in Nigerian polo and captures a truly international following; the charity work follows in a similar fashion,” Babangida added.