LUCCHESE 40-GOAL POLO CHALLENGE RETURNS TO IPC
The annual Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge to benefit the Polo Players Support Group (PPSG) returns to the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida, on Saturday, February 16, 2019! The Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge is the marquee fundraising event of the PPSG, which provides financial assistance to seriously injured or ill players and grooms.
The 2019 match is sure to be as star-studded as ever, with the likes of Adolfo Cambiaso and the Pieres brothers lending their name to the cause in the past. Cambiaso, a veteran of the sport and the charity polo tournament has played a record 16 times and is always a crowd favorite.
Hot off the 2018 Argentine polo season, Facundo, Gonzalito and Nico Pieres are expected to make their returns, as well as other 10-goalers such as Sapo Caset and Hilario Ulloa. Following the 40-Goal match and awards presentation on the field, the PPSG invites you to the Pavilion at IPC for silent and live auctions, as well as a seated dinner with polo players and fans alike.
This year’s event is dedicated to the grooms who are so integral to the sport of polo. The PPSG has provided over $2.5 million to 80 different grooms and players. The PPSG is firmly established and actively engaged in helping those so easily could have been forgotten such as Luis Gonzalez, Ruben Repollo, Patricio Vasquez and Joi Rodriguez. These examples along with dozens of others, were supported by the charitable funds raised at the annual 40-Goal Polo Challenge.
It’s not too late to get involved with the cause in a bigger way! Sponsorship opportunities are still available, as well as live and silent auction item donations. Please contact Dave Offen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 528-3821 or (647) 620-4533 for more information.
For more information about the Polo Players Support Group, to make a donation or to purchase tickets, visit polosupport.com.
JARED ZENNI, NEW GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
U.S. Polo Assn. and the United States Polo Association (USPA) are thrilled to announce professional polo player, Jared Zenni, as their newest global brand ambassador. Built on the heritage and authenticity of the sport of polo, U.S. Polo Assn. believes Zenni is ideal for this iconic role coming off a thrilling victory in the 2018 U.S. Open Polo Championship® as a member of the Daily Racing Form polo team. Zenni scored two goals in the championship—including the game winner—securing his place as a leader and one of the most recognizable faces of the sport.
U.S. Polo Assn. historically taps young polo players to be ambassadors as they are committed to showcasing the fun, passion and comradery of the sport of polo. Zenni is no exception, having proved himself an integral member of various teams in past competitions and through his experience with mentoring younger polo players. He’s also committed to raising awareness for the sport and is actively involved in the American polo scene. Zenni’s latest appearance has been playing in the 125th Argentine Open currently taking place, where the world’s greatest polo players compete in the fiercest competition in the sport. Zenni said, “I am very excited to be partnering with USPAGL and USPA to continue to bring more awareness to the sport of polo and further reinforce the authenticity of U.S. Polo Assn.”
In his role as brand ambassador, Zenni will serve as both a spokesperson for USPA programs, a mentor for young American players and will be outfitted in U.S. Polo Assn. gear on and off the field as he plays in the 2019 winter, high-goal polo season in Palm Beach County, Florida. As an ambassador, he will also share stories about the sport and himself through digital platforms with U.S. Polo Assn.’s four million global social media followers who follow the sport and the brand very closely.
ARENA POLO HANDICAP CHANGES
The United States Polo Association is pleased to share the 2018 Annual Arena Handicap changes. Follow the link below to view the changes.