100th Anniversary of the United States Polo Association’s & Trending News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Polo Assn., the official model of the United States Polo Association (USPA), proudly outfitted all competing groups in the United States Polo Association’s Division I National Intercollegiate Championships (NIC), held at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, VA. Contested for the first time in two years as a consequence of coronavirus, the 2022 finals marked the centennial anniversary of the USPA’s Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) program, devoted to rising the sport of polo by future generations in the United States.

Representing the greatest intercollegiate applications in the nation, the 2022 D1 Men’s and Women’s National Intercollegiate Championship Finals have been performed on Saturday, April 9, with the University of Virginia (UVA) sweeping the Men’s and Women’s National Championships for the first time since 2012. The ultimate contenders included UVA, University of Kentucky, University of North Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State. 

The Finals have been livestreamed solely on Global Polo TV (GPTV), the digital epicenter for polo content material and stay video games round the world. New to the 2022 National Intercollegiate Championships features a historic partnership with ESPN to air the Finals on ESPN University for the very first time on Sunday, April 17. The Women’s Final is about to air at 6 p.m. EST and the Men’s Final at 7 p.m. EST. Check your native listings for air occasions. 

The most celebrated match for collegiate polo in the United States included help from U.S. Polo Assn.’s nationwide Collegiate Partnership Program (CPP). Through the CPP, U.S. Polo Assn. offered student-athletes from a complete of 29 faculties with full recreation apparel all through the official polo season. 

“The 100th anniversary of the 2022 National Intercollegiate Championships is a celebration that showcases the growth of the sport of polo nationwide,” stated J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, which manages the world, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. model. “As the official brand of the United States Polo Association, U.S. Polo Assn. is proud to be part of this event by outfitting these exceptional students in their team jerseys.”

Additional help from U.S. Polo Assn.’s Collegiate Partnership Program over the previous yr included efficiency staff jerseys, white enjoying pants, polo shirts, caps, and gear gear baggage in addition to a financial donation for a file 48 collegiate groups all through the nation. 

“As we come to the end of another great year of collegiate polo and mark our 100th anniversary, we are grateful to have the support of the global apparel brand, U.S. Polo Assn.,” stated Liz Brayboy, Chair of the USPA’s Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Committee. “We thank U.S. Polo Assn. for their many contributions to the program and players across the country.” 

About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL)

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official model of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the nonprofit governing physique for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the oldest sports activities governing our bodies, having been based in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar world footprint and worldwide distribution by some 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail shops, department shops, sporting items channels, unbiased retailers and e-commerce, U.S. Polo Assn. gives attire for males, ladies, and kids, in addition to equipment and footwear in 194 nations worldwide. Ranked the fifth largest sports activities licensor in License Global journal’s 2020 record of “Top 150 Global Licensors,” U.S. Polo Assn. is called alongside such iconic sports activities manufacturers as the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Visit uspoloassnglobal.com.

USPA Global Licensing Inc. (USPAGL) is the for-profit subsidiary of the USPA and its unique worldwide licensor. USPAGL manages the world, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. model and is the steward of the USPA’s mental properties, offering the sport with a long-term supply of income. Through its subsidiary, Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPAGL additionally manages Global Polo TV, the world’s main digital platform with polo and life-style content material. In addition, USPAGL companions with ESPN and BeIN Sports globally to share the sport of polo broadcasts on tv and on-demand to thousands and thousands of viewers round the world. For extra polo content material, go to globalpolo.com.

About the United States Polo Association® (USPA)

The United States Polo Association was organized and exists for the functions of selling the recreation of polo, coordinating the actions of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions and video games, and offering guidelines, handicaps, and situations for these tournaments, competitions, and video games together with the security and welfare of contributors and mounts. Founded in 1890, the USPA is the nationwide governing physique for the sport of polo. The USPA is at the moment comprised of virtually 200 member golf equipment with 1000’s of particular person members and oversees 40 nationwide tournaments. For extra info, please go to uspolo.org.

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For additional info contact: 

Shannon Stilson – VP, Sports Marketing & Media 

Phone +001.561.227.6994 – Email: sstilson@uspagl.com

Stacey Kovalsky – Senior Director, Global Communications

Phone +001.561.790.8036 – Email: skovalsky@uspagl.com

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