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Midnight in Marrakesh 2018 Charity Ball

Date:    Saturday, January 13, 2018

Surrounded by old world mystique, with a vibrant culture that inspires art, literature, fashion, and cuisine, spend Midnight in Marrakesh at the 18th annual International Polo Charity Ball, the social climax of the polo season on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Rosecliff, with guests of honor, the Morrocan Polo Team.

Hosted by Newport Polo, the annual sell-out event draws nearly 400 generous and fun-loving attendees to make a red carpet entrance in colorful Moroccan black tie adaptation for a night of exquisite gourmet creations, dancing, and heart-warming philanthropy to welcome international guests of honor, the Moroccan Polo Team, and support the 2018 beneficiary, to be announced.

Gala Tickets are available ONLINE only, while supplies last, for the popular event that will begin with a pre-gala Cocktail Meet & Greet with the Moroccan Polo Team, then on to Rosecliff for the main event that includes a reception with hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails created by the Cocktail Guru. A highly anticipated Silent Auction in which a carefully curated collection of unique items & exclusive opportunities will be offered for the highest bidder.  A seated gourmet dinner in the gilded ballroom and whirlwind Live Auction will offer up the night's crown jewels.  Then, dancing to a live orchestra until the stroke of midnight.  The odyssey's finale ascends to the Skybar atop Clarke Cooke House for a last dance.

18 years and counting, the International Polo Charity Ball is the social highlight of the polo season.  The weekend’s festivities continue the next day when the international guests of honor take to the polo field to compete against USA in the Newport International Polo Series on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 5pm.  The match concludes with an authentic New England Lobsterbake prepared by legendary bake masters from McGrath’s Clambakes.  For all upcoming events, visit www.nptpolo.com.

Sign up to a private & secure emailing to receive event updates.  To view a gallery of photos from last year's Gala la Bamba with the Mexican Polo Team, view our Facebook Album, or previous gala albums published in our galleries. 

Newport Polo’s annual charity ball has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to support nonprofit organizations.  For Sponsorship or Auction donations for the 2018 gala and auction, please direct inquiries to agnes@nptpolo.com

2018 Charitable Initiatives

Newport Polo will host additional charitable initiatives in 2018, including the annual Rotary Benefit Match on May 26th and an All Charity Day polo match on July 15th, offering fundraising opportunities to participating 501-c-3 organizations. For more information, please email agnes@nptpolo.com.  Since its inception, Newport Polo has helped raise over $1,366,880 for civic and charitable causes.