Polo Club Seeks 2020 Gala Beneficiary

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Newport Polo Club welcomes nominations for consideration as the beneficiary of its 20th annual charity ball on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at Rosecliff in Newport, RI.  Inaugurated in 2001, this black-tie fundraiser originally supported Newport's Polo Education Foundation for youth scholarships to learn the sport of polo. It has since evolved to provide wider community fundraising by directing proceeds to a different local civic or charitable non-profit each year.

Nominations should satisfy the following criteria for evaluation by the gala committee:  the organization must be a 501c3;  the organization must have an active local volunteer corps to serve on the gala auction committee;  additional consideration will be given to the nonprofit's relevance or impact on our community and to the timeliness of need & mission.  Submit your nomination by email to agnes@nptpolo.com.

Gala sponsors and auction donors for the 2020 Polo Ball and auction are also welcome to inquire via email to agnes@nptpolo.com.

Diamonds Are Forever, the 2019 International Polo Charity Ball welcomed 450 guests at Newport's famed Marble House mansion and raised a record $35,000 to benefit the Newport Music Festival.  Highlights included a live performance by grammy nominate baritone, Trevor Neal, dancing to the stroke of midnight under the spell of Decares by DeZyne, one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, and a Bond-themed Vesper martini by Rhode Island Spirits and The Cocktail Guru, to name a few.  Follow this link for details and photos from past galas. 

Newport Polo has raised over $1,500,000 for civic and charitable organizations in its 29-year history.  Initiatives include the International Polo Charity Ball, benefit matches, and countless ticket donations for the Newport International Polo Series that have become long-standing traditions and an integral part of Newport Polo’s community efforts.

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Non-profit 501-c-3 organizations are also invited to participate in the Rotary Benefit Match on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 and the 5th annual All Charity Day on Sunday, July 19th, 2020, bringing together area organizations for an afternoon of enjoyment and support. Organizations are invited to plan a day at polo for their supporters to enjoy a fast-paced match and raise funds for the many worthy causes. Opportunities to participate are open to qualified 501c3 organizations.  For more information, please email agnes@nptpolo.com.

Newport Polo is the home of the Westchester Polo Club, America's first polo club, offering exhibition polo, club member services for outdoor & arena polo, and polo instruction.  Est. in 1876, a founding member of the United States Polo Assoc, and host of the Newport International Polo Series.