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2017 Year In Review

Date:    Thursday, December 7, 2017

Season XXVI Highlights

Hosted 8 international teams, including the debut of Peru.

Hosted 6 city teams, welcoming the return of Baltimore.

Created 6 sold-out Positive Energy Polo Lounge experiences.

Hosted 8 unique Aprés Polo events for field-side celebrations with the international teams.

Raised $22K+ for 22 participating non-profits at the 2nd annual All Charity Day.

Surpassed $1.3M in all-time fundraising for civic and charitable organization.

Awarded 18 Stella Artois Tailgate Picnic Trunk prizes.

Awarded 18 weekly door prizes valued over $5,000, including 8 magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Brahmin leather handbags.


International Polo Charity Ball

The 17th International Polo Charity Ball, Gala la Bamba in honor of the Mexican Polo Team, sold out long before welcoming over 400 guests for an exquisite evening at Newport’s famed Rosecliff mansion.  A dedicated auction committee & generous bidders raised a record $32,000+, doubled by a matching grant, to support the Newport Opera House grand re-opening in Washington Square.  A pre-party at Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina, guests in Latin-inspired black-tie glamour, red carpet photo entrances, gourmet menu and band worthy of ovations sent the night over the top.

Save the Date: Join the Newport Polo Club & guests of honor at the 2018 gala on Friday, August 3rd.


 2017 Player Achievements

Carlos Maldonado - Sportsmanship Award.

Jenna Davis - Most Improved Player.

Newport Polo Hall of Fame induction:

Commander. J.B.L Leavitt, long-time advisor to Newport Polo, to whom we are forever grateful for helping Polo get on its hooves.


International Polo Sponsors

The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2017 sponsors including NBC - 10BMW Centers of Rhode IslandALEX AND ANIBlue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandGurney's Newport Resort & MarinaHotel Viking,  The Chanler at Cliff WalkVanderbilt International PropertiesVeuve Clicquot ChampagneBrahminStella ArtoisClarke Cooke HousePatrón SpiritsRockstar LimoNewport Daily NewsWhere BostonRIB & RHEIN x New & LingwoodAtria Senior Living and promotional partners including  McGrath ClambakesInternational Tennis Hall of FameAmerica's Cup ChartersBird’s Eye View Helicopter ToursThe Cocktail GuruNewport MansionsIsland Surf and SportScooter World, and Discover Newport. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.


Other Achievements

Premiered feature-length documentary encapsulating the 25th Anniversary Season.

Exhibited 6th annual Beach Polo matches as part of the Newport Winter Festival.

Hosted the U.S. Polo Association's National Arena Sherman Memorial Tournament.

Hosted 6 Intro to Polo Clinics and 5 arena polo tournaments in Spring & Autumn.

Graduated many new players in this year's Coaching League and inaugural Women's League.

Hosted Roger Williams University Men's Polo Team home games & training, as they claimed the National Intercollegiate Championship title.

Debuted the Pro Shop's 2017 Limited Edition sportswear collection.

Featured the Patrón Village during USA vs. Mexico.

Hosted newportFILM’s summer film 'Dealt' on the lawn.

Sent teams to represent USA in Ireland, Jamaica, and Poland Snow Polo.

Earned Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Celebrated our milestones in social media fans & followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Instagram with fireworks.