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Save The Date: Polo Ball Seeking Beneficiary

Friday, August 4, 2023

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…

Newport, RI (December 15, 2022)...Newport Polo is excited to announce the search for a beneficiary of its 22nd annual International Polo Charity Ball.

For over two decades, America’s First Polo Club has hosted the annual sellout gala to benefit a charitable organization in the community, and bring together hundreds of enthusiastic attendees for a classic black-tie ball. 

The event will take place in Newport, RI on August 4th, 2023. Proclaimed the Ball of all Balls by Newport Living & Lifestyles, the annual sell-out event is one of the most anticipated in Newport's summer calendar. Full details will be announced in the December edition of Newport Polo’s monthly eNewsletter (subscribe), when gala ticket sales open.

Newport Polo invites 501(c)3 charitable organizations to submit their nomination for consideration as the beneficiary of the 2023 event. In recent years, proceeds have doubled from 2021 to 2022, proving to be immensely impactful on the chosen organization. Working closely with Newport Polo, the beneficiary spearheads an auction, and in turn, receives the proceeds. 

Guidelines for nominees include having an active presence in Rhode Island, directly benefiting the needs of Rhode Islanders. Nominees must have an experienced committee of volunteers to chair the auction, and the necessity and timeliness of the funds must be demonstrated in the nomination. All nominations must Follow this link to complete a brief nomination form to be considered as the 2023 beneficiary.

Newport Polo strives to raise awareness in the community for the charities it works with and has raised over $1.9 million dollars over the last 31 years through the annual Polo Charity Ball and other fundraising initiatives. Recent Polo Ball beneficiaries include The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation, Newport Classical, Save The Bay, Newport Opera Performing Arts Center, newportFILM, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Hope Funds for Cancer Research, Star Kids Scholarship Program, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Wounded Warrior Project, and others.  

"Community stewardship is one of Newport Polo's core principles," commented Founder, Dan Keating.  "Charitable initiatives preceded the start of the Newport International Polo Series over three decades ago, with the first two Rotary Benefit Matches, and we will continue to build on past success to support our community."

Most recently, the Kia Ora Cosmic Ball, honoring the New Zealand Polo Team and benefiting The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation eclipsed all past efforts, collecting over $125,000 in funds raised.  

While only 1 beneficiary will be chosen, additional opportunities abound for individuals and businesses to make an impact and receive recognition in the coming year.  Event Sponsorship, Table Patronage and Auction Donations are invited to drive the success of the evening.  To lend your support, please contact Newport Polo's GM, Agnes Keating by email to agnes@nptpolo.com.

ABOUT NEWPORT POLO

Newport Polo is the home of America's first polo club, offering exhibition polo and club member services and instruction for outdoor & arena polo. Est. in 1876; founding member of the United States Polo Association and host of the Newport International Polo Series.  Now entering its 32nd season, acting as a global ambassador to the sport of polo, teams from 36 countries have taken to the field for the Newport International Polo Series, including challengers from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore,  Monaco, Morocco, Peru, Poland and Switzerland, and Colombia.

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