2015 Year in Review

Date:    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

  

2015 Player Achievements

Michel Nseir - Sportsmanship Award.

Alexander King - Most Improved Player.

 

International Polo Charity Ball

Ball Carnaval, with the Brazilian Polo Team guests of honor, marked 15 years for the annual charity gala. Over 350 attendees & a dedicated volunteer auction committee raised nearly $18,000 for the new Tropical Rainforest Building at the Roger Williams Park Zoo.  A pre-party at the Canfield House, with Rio parade to Rosecliff, led by Rockstar Limo’s decorated trolley, wearable art created by Janice Lee Kelly, and exuberant guests in the festive feathered black-tie sent the night over the top.

Save the Date: Join the Newport Polo Club & guests of honor, for the 2016 gala on Friday, Aug. 5.

 

 

 Season Highlights

Hosted 8 international teams, including the debut of Monaco.

Hosted 5 national teams in the City Series, with first appearance of Washington D.C.

Created 6 Positive Energy Polo Lounge experiences.

Launched new website with broader range of customer services & products.

Surpassed $500,000 in total fundraising for civic and charitable organization.

Offered pre-game penalty shots from the new wooden horse.

Featured new lineup of gourmet food trucks at each match.

Awarded 17 Stella Artois Tailgate Trunks prizes.

Nurtured 24% Growth in fans & followers

 

International Polo Sponsors

The Newport International Polo Series thanks its 2015 sponsor that made our summer-time tradition possible: NBC 10, BMWAlex and Ani, Cox Communications, the Newport Daily News, Boston Common, Forty 1° North, Hyatt Regency Newport, Vanderbilt International Properties, Balfour Beatty Communities, Rockport, Stella Artois, Clarke Cooke House, Rockstar Limo, Veuve Clicquot, Newport J House, McGrath Clambakes, Atria Senior Living, Pure Brazilian Coconut Water, Shreve Crump & Low and promotional partners including the Preservation Society of Newport, Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours, America’s Cup Charters, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Island Surf & Sport, The Cocktail Guru, and Discover Newport.

 

Other Achievements

Converted to digital ticketing.

Hosted 3 clinics in Autumn Intro to Polo series, and 3 tournaments, including the first Amateur Cup.

Featured over 30 new exclusive items in the Pro Shop.

Added Corporate Tailgates and Insider Tables to subscription options.

Launched venue rentals to host private events at the polo grounds.

Hosted NewportFilm’s summer screening on the lawn of Harry & Snowman.

Sent teams to compete abroad in Poland Snow Polo and to Jamaica.