National Sporting Library & Museum Benefit Polo Match & Brunch Showcases Top Players, Style and Horsepower

virMIDDLEBURG, Va., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Sporting Library & Museum hosts its 5th Annual Benefit Polo Match & Brunch on September 13, 2015. This year’s polo season will culminate with the top women players vying for the title in one exciting 25- goal match at the picturesque Virginia International Polo Club in Upperville, VA.

Stars in professional women’s polo competing include Sunny Hale, the most famous woman polo player in the world who established women in the sport, top Argentinian player Lia Salvo and Maureen Brennan, the owner of the Goose Creek team and Virginia International Polo Club.

“This supermatch, to benefit the National Sporting Library & Museum, is a one-of-a-kind match for women’s polo,” said Maureen Brennan. “There are very few opportunities to see a game of this caliber anywhere in the world. This is the only scheduled women’s high-goal match in the country outside of the US Women’s Open.”

In addition to non-stop adrenaline, the event will feature a luxurious marathon of culinary brunch masterpieces and legendary French Bouvet Ladubay wines. Patricia Underwood, the internationally renowned and Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) winning milliner who has collaborated with Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Broadway, will judge the hat contest. For those who want even more horsepower, the Ferrari Club of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, will also be present with more than twenty Ferraris at the tailgate.

Northern Trust, the global leader in innovative investment management, is a team sponsor with Middleburg Life serving as media partner.

“This event has something for everyone,” said Danielle Bradley, chair of the NSLM 2015 Benefit Polo Match & Brunch. “The National Sporting Library & Museum’s mission is to promote and preserve the sporting lifestyle, while at the same time have some fun.”

Guests can reserve tables or tickets for the gourmet plated brunch or purchase a tailgate spot on the west side of the field. Both offer a great view of the match. Gates open at 11 a.m. Be sure to catch the Opening Ceremony which features the Parade of Piedmont Fox Hounds and the Saint Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C. Pipe Band.

Tables and seats under the pavilion with gourmet brunch and tailgate tickets are available online at For sponsorship opportunities, call (540) 687-6542, ext. 13. This is a rain or shine event.

The National Sporting Library & Museum is the only institution in the world whose sole focus is to preserve and share the art and literature of equestrian, angling and field sports. All proceeds from the event benefit the National Sporting Library & Museum, a 501©3 organization.