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Polo Club Seeks 2016 Gala Beneficiary

Date:    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

For the 16th consecutive year, the Newport Polo Club welcomes nominations of nonprofit civic or charitable organizations to be chosen as the beneficiary for its next gala, on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in one of Newport’s famed mansions.  Each year the Newport Polo Club selects a new beneficiary to support with the fundraising aspects of the gala. 

Nominations should be submitted via email to and must include information to satisfy the following criteria for consideration by the gala committee, on behalf of the Polo Club:  the nonprofit organization is required to have an active local volunteer corps to serve on the gala auction committee; it must be a 501c3; and additional consideration will be given to the nonprofit's relevance or impact on our community and to the timeliness of need & mission.

Newport’s summer polo season reached its social climax in 2015 with Ball Carnaval, the Newport Polo Club's 15th annual International Polo Charity Ball at Rosecliff, where generous and fun-loving attendees turned out in Brazilian Carnaval-inspired Black Tie for a night of exquisite food, dancing and heart-warming philanthropy, to welcome guests of honor, the Brazilian polo team and gala beneficiary Roger Williams Park Zoo, raising nearly $18,000 towards a new Tropical Rain Forest Building project underway this year.  For details and photos from Ball Carnaval and past galas, please follow this link.  

Photo caption:  Dan Keating, Captain & President of Newport Polo with Brooke Fairman, Auction Chair & Roger Williams Park Zoo Dir. of Development, and Caroline Ervin, Auctioneer Christie’s.

To be notified of 2016 gala ticket sale, please sign up for email invitation.  Sponsors and donors for the 2016 gala and auction are also welcome to inquire via email to

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary,the Newport International Polo Series has raised over $500,000 for civic and charitable organizations. Along with the International Polo Ball and countless donations, annual charity benefit matches have become a long standing tradition and integral part of Newport Polo’s community efforts. 2016 will see the inauguration of the All Charity Day on Sunday, July 17th, featuring local teams in a classic 6-chukker match, bringing together a host of area organizations for an afternoon of enjoyment and support. For more on the match and to get involved, follow this link.