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Newport Polo Names Ambassadors to Gala la Bamba

Date:    Friday, June 9, 2017

Newport Polo is pleased to name Mary Marwick and Peter Jenkins the 2017 Polo Gala Ambassadors representing the Newport Polo Club, host of Gala la Bamba. Originally from Australia & New Zealand, respectively, Mary and Peter have embraced Newport as their home away from home in NYC.

“As international team hosts and enthusiasts of Newport Polo, we are delighted to be Ambassadors of Gala la Bamba, the polo club’s summer charity gala, and endorse spirited fundraising in its auction to support the Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center for the homestretch of its restoration and grand reopening.”

Newport’s polo season will reach its social highlight this summer with Gala la Bamba, the Newport Polo Club's 17th annual International Polo Charity Ball on Friday, August 4 at Rosecliff, one of Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue mansions.  The annual black-tie gala will fête guests of honor, the Mexican Polo Team, with a bold, Latin theme to inspire its menu, decor, music and couture for an evening of fun and generous support for the Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, one of the ten oldest opera houses in America, undergoing historic restoration to return the 700 seat venue in Newport's Washington Square to its original use as a center for live theater, music, and performing arts education. More about the Opera House Theater.

The black-tie gala is an annual sell-out event, drawing nearly 400 attendees for an evening that will begin with a pre-gala Cocktail Meet & Greet with the Mexican Team, at the new Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, then on to Rosecliff for a reception on the terrace, where guests can contend for enticing Silent Auction items, and enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, overlooking breathtaking garden & water views of Rhode Island Sound.  A seated gourmet dinner created by Blackstone Caterers will be presented in the gilded ballroom and salon.  Dance the night away to live entertainment 'til the stroke of midnight. The odyssey's finale ascends to the Skybar atop Clarke Cooke House for the last dance.

Dinner seating is already sold out, but tickets for Dessert/Cocktails & Dancing are still available.  Reservations.

Plan your Newport stay at the Official Gala la Bamba Hotel and Mexican Team Headquarters, Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, for sea-side luxury accommodations at Newport's newest waterfront destination.  The newly renovated hotel & marina is situated on private Goat Island, surrounded by the picturesque Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.  A beautiful retreat awaits, with a full-service spa, unmatched amenities, and exciting dining options.  The convenient downtown location provides easy access to Newport's landmark attractions and bustling social scene.  Be the first to experience Montauk's iconic Gurney's Resort in its newest destination, on the shores of Newport.  Located at 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI.  Reservations: 401.851.3366 or www.gurneysresorts.com/newport

The celebration continues the following day at the Newport International Polo Series where the featured match is USA vs. Mexico on Aug. 5, concluding with an authentic New England Lobsterbake.  Tickets to the polo match and Lobsterbake can be purchased separately.