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Polo Club Seeks 2018 Gala Beneficiary

Date:    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Newport Polo Club welcomes nominations of nonprofit civic or charitable organizations for consideration as the beneficiary for its 18th annual charity gala, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in one of Newport’s famed mansions.  Each year the Newport Polo Club selects a new beneficiary to support with the fundraising efforts 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 2017 with Gala la Bamba, the 17th annual International Polo Charity Ball where generous and fun-loving attendees turned out in Mexican-inspired Black Tie for a night of exquisite food, dancing, and heart-warming philanthropy, to welcome guests of honor, the Mexican polo team and gala beneficiary, Newport's restored Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center, raising over $32,000 to be doubled by a matching grant, helping the project stay on course for its grand reopening within the next year.  For details and photos from Gala la Bamba and past galas, please follow this link.  

To be notified of 2018 gala ticket sale, please sign up for emailed invitation.  Sponsors and donors for the 2017 gala and auction are also welcome to inquire via email to

Newport Polo has raised over $1,366,880 for civic and charitable organizations.  Initiatives include the International Polo Charity Ball, benefit matches, and countless ticket donations for the Newport International Polo Series have become long-standing traditions and an integral part of Newport Polo’s community efforts.  (For information on fundraising at the All Charity Day on Sunday, July 15th, bringing together area organizations for an afternoon of enjoyment and support. Organizations are invited to plan a day at polo for their supporters, hosted by Newport Polo at the International Polo Grounds. Opportunities to participate are open to qualified 501-3c organizations. Click Here to download the guidelines to participate.  For more information, please email