Newport Polo will host the 28th annual Rotary Benefit Match this Saturday, May 26th at 5 pm to kick-off the summer season on the Memorial holiday weekend and support the Newport Rotary Club‘s scholarship & charitable programs. Purchase tickets from the Rotarians at the gate or in advance – more info at www.nptpolo.com.
Opening Day of the Newport International Polo Series will be on Saturday, June 2nd at 5 pm, when Poland make its debut as the 34th nation to compete against USA.
The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will feature USA vs. Poland for a duration of approximately 2 hours. The match will commence with the raising of the Polish flag and national anthems, and will conclude with an après polo culinary celebration of a Bialowieza Forest Boar Roast (by advanced reservation).
Competing for Poland will be Marianna Olbrych, Jakub Czekaj, Maciej Olbrych and Pawel Olbrych. The origins of polo in Poland date back to the late 19th century and today there are seven hubs for the sport around the country. The Polish national team participated on the world’s stage in the FIP European Championship in 2016 and is planning its strategy for 2018.
Official team headquarters will be at Hotel Viking, renown for superior guest accommodations, exceptional cuisine, rooftop entertainment, European spa and desirable Bellevue Avenue address. A Season Kickoff Bash on the eve of the match welcomes supporters at the one and only Clarke Cooke House by RSVP.
Tickets to the match ($15 for General Admission and $25 for Pavilion seating) and to the après polo field-side dinner are available at www.nptpolo.com.
During the match, a weekly door prize drawing of a magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and prize for the Best Tailgate from Stella Artois will be awarded. Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Cocktail Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, Brahmin among others, and gourmet food trucks.
June 1 Season Kickoff Cocktail Party 7pm CCH Midway Bar
& Team Dinner
2 Opening Day: USA vs. Poland 5pm ►Boar Roast
9 Newport Cup 5pm VIP Lounge
16 USA vs. Scotland 5pm ►Scottish Stovie
23 Newport vs. Boston 5pm
30 Independence Cup 5pm
July 7 USA vs. Italy 5pm ► Amici Riuniti
14 Newport vs. Pittsburgh 5pm VIP Lounge
15 All Charity Day 5pm
21 USA vs. Ireland 5pm ► Asado Lamb Roast
28 Newport vs. Palm Beach 5pm VIP Lounge
Aug 3 Midnight in Marrakesh 7pm Rosecliff
4 USA vs. Morocco 5pm ► Lobsterbake
11 Newport vs. Buffalo 5pm VIP Lounge
18 USA vs. Jamaica 5pm ► Jerk Grill
25 Newport vs. New York 5pm
Sept 1 USA vs. England 4pm ► Twist & Shout
8 Newport vs. Baltimore 4pm VIP Lounge
15 USA vs. India 4pm ► Masala Fever
22 New England Challenge 4pm
29 Finals 4pm
Schedule subject to change
► Apres Polo Events by advanced reservation
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