The following is from a press release.
Newport will face off against Palm Beach on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Lufthansa Cup, playing in a classic 6-chukker match against the home team, in the Newport International Polo Series.
Alex and Ani will host the Alex and Ani (+) Energy Polo Lounge, for an all-inclusive entertainment ticket option. A weekly door prize drawing will award two lucky winners a gift card, courtesy of Massage Envy. The match will be followed by a trophy presentation and cocktail hour to mingle with the players.
For more info about attending the weekly matches, or regarding weather-related questions about the status of the match, call the Info Line at 401-846-0200. Tickets can be purchased online until 10 a.m. on the day of the match, or at the entry gates which open at 1 p.m.
Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are a unique and popular summertime tradition, open to the public. Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy cheering for the international guests, as well as teams representing major U.S. cities and of course the home team.
Advanced ticket sales are available online; tickets are also sold at the entry gates on game day, opening at 1 p.m. The polo matches will run continuously every Saturday from June through September at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. in September).
This is the 21st season of the Newport International Polo Series, presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, and sponsored by NewportRI.com, Alex and Ani, The Newport Beach Club, Hotel Viking, KPMG, Clarke Cooke House, Rockstar Limo, Massage Envy, Lufthansa,Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Newport, McGrath Clambakes, WCRI Classical Radio,Vanderbilt International Properties , Chase Canopy, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte 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, Rentals Unlimited, and Discover Newport.
“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.
The Polo Series takes place in the bucolic setting of Glen Farm, the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600's. Its classical stone barns from the
Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by Keating and thrive today as an equestrian and community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.