U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), served as Diplomatic Sponsor for the 2019 District Cup, an annual polo event held on the National Mall at West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The event, staged on Saturday, June 22, benefitted The Trust for the National Mall’s Campaign to Rebuild the U.S. Park Police Horse Stables. U.S. Polo Assn. provided custom designed performance jerseys for all four teams participating in the event, which included representation from the United States and Mexico.
Nacho Figueras participated in the weekend event.
“We were honored to be part of such an important cause that supports our equine partners who provide such a valuable service as well as the sport of polo,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing. “In polo, the speed, power, beauty, commitment and compassion these equine athletes provide to the sport and the special relationship they have with their polo player partners is cherished. Also, to have this event on the National Mall in our nation’s capital was very special as we approach the Fourth of July holiday.”
To build excitement and awareness of the 2019 District Cup, organizers planned a number of event activities. On the evening of Friday, June 21, there was a Player Jersey Ceremony from at Flash DC. Open to the public, no ticket required, it provided an opportunity to meet the players as they received their official U.S. Polo Assn. game day jerseys.
On game day, two U.S. vs. Mexico polo matches were held.
USPA CEO Robert Puetz, pictured front right, participated in the event.
“This event was a wonderful opportunity for the sport of polo to help raise funds for the refurbishment of the U.S. Park Police horse stables,” said Robert Puetz, CEO of USPA. “I was honored to have been asked to play in the match and support this worthy cause right there in the heart of our nation’s capital.”
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