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Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Newport Polo’s annual Players Dinner at Clark Cooke House in Newport gave opportunity to give recognition to those whose participation contributed to a successful 23rd season. Among those named were the recipients of this year's Sportsmanship Award and Most Improved Player Award. Congratulations to Sam Clemens, chosen by his peers to receive the 2014 Sportsmanship Award, and to Jenny Elkus, voted the Most Improved Player this season. Also recognized were our 2014 Sponsors, this year’s Best Playing Ponies, Polo Manager Dave Markell, Tailgate Judge Patrick Jardon and others in the list below. It was a festive celebration and last dance of the year in the Skybar! Glasses were raised in appreciation of our 2014 sponsors ? Pavilion Sponsor Alex and Ani ? Title Sponsor NBC10 ? Presenting Sponsor BMW ? Clark Cooke House ? Newport Daily News ? Veuve Clicquot Champagne ? International Team Patron, Pearls Boutique Hotels ? International Team Sponsors, Hyatt Regency Newport and Vanderbilt International Properties ? Lufthansa ? Shreve Crump & Low ? Rockstar Limo ? Boston Common Magazine ? McGrath Clambakes ? Equine Journals Congratulated were the 2014 Best Playing Ponies & their lenders: Pepper Loaned to Sweden by D Keating ? Coca Loaned to Scotland by D Keating Fugitivo Loaned to Ireland by D Bullis ? Tinkerbelle Loaned to Italy by P Friedman Ferrari Loaned to Kenya by M Nseir ? Toby Loaned to Jamaica by C Still Asai Loaned to England by D Bullis ? Black Rhino Loaned to Singapore by S Still Polo Manager Appreciation was extended to Dave Markell for his tireless efforts, all year long. International Polo Charity Ball ovations were expressed to the 2014 Gala Ambassadors First Lady Stefanie Chafee, Sophie F. Danforth, Julie and Jim DeAngelis, and record-setting auction committee volunteers Becky Schenker,Stacie Mills, Jenny Elkus, and Amy Rice from the polo club, and the from Roger Williams Park Zoo for their time and energy, and all our generous attendeeswithout whom the event would not have been so successful.