Free Polo Admission For Save The Bay Coastal Cleanup Volunteers

Date:    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Newport Polo is pleased to partner with SAVE THE BAY to support its Coastal Cleanup Campaign by offering free Adult Admission to September polo matches to Coastal Cleanup volunteers.

Save The Bay is seeking assistance from residents across Rhode Island as it resumes its annual role as organizer of the state’s participation in the International Coastal Cleanup effort this fall.

Individuals interested in participating in an ICC cleanup can explore all opportunities and register at http://bit.ly/2yNi0Fz.  To earn free polo match tickets, volunteers must redeem a Service Hour Letter at the entry gates to the polo grounds on game day, which Cleanup Leaders provide to volunteers upon request.

"The players savor every last chukker as the season comes to a close," comments home team captain, Dan Keating.  "Everyone is at peak fitness from a highly competitive summer and the weather forecast shows ideal conditions for the match this Saturday."

Remaining polo matches include the annual New England Pro-Am, sure to excite this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at the Newport International Polo Series XXVIII, presented by Brahmin.  The region's polo professionals and top amateur players will go head to head in an action-packed match.

After 6 periods of play, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, as well as an autograph signing and Indian Summer Sundowners by the firepit at the Patio Bar with the players. The Commander J.B. Leavitt perpetual cup will be presented by Sarah Dale of Where Traveler Boston.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Battle of Sexes will unfold in the Turkish Airlines Finals, followed by a Grand Prize Drawing for a trip for two anywhere in the world.

During the match, a weekly Door Prize drawing will award a Magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to one lucky winner, and our contest for the Best Tailgate will reward a coveted prize and jumbotron moment of fame, courtesy of Stella Artois. Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds including the Davitt Pavilion & Patio Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Cart, Newport Polo Pro Shop, and several other unique specialty vendors and gourmet food truck concessionaires.

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This is the 28th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 nations including, Ireland, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, Morocco, Peru and Poland. 

Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI. This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates to the 1600s.  Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by polo series founder, Dan Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.

The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2019 sponsors including BrahminDavitt IncTurkish AirlinesTD BankBoston CommonGurney'sThe VanderbiltHotel VikingThe ChanlerVanderbilt International PropertiesClarke Cooke House,  Stella ArtoisRockstar LimoAtria Senior LivingGoslingsMcGrath Clambakes and promotional partners that entertain our visiting teams including the International Tennis Hall of Fame, America's Cup Charters, Newport Helicopter ToursThe Cocktail GuruNewport MansionsIsland Surf and SportNewport Jaguar Tours, Providence River Boat Company and Scooter World. Special thanks to Schultz Marketing Partners, Van Liew TrustTanglewood, and WCRI, Classical Rhode Island. “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. 

L'esprit de Polo has flourished in Newport, RI, since the founding of America's first polo club in the seaside resort & sporting haven in 1876.  Newport Polo hosts the 28th season of the Newport International Polo Series, and offers polo club member services for grass & arena polo and polo instruction year-round; charter member of the United States Polo Association.