The winter high-goal season in Wellington is teeming with talent and polo super-stars with 20 and 26 goal polo regularly played on the fields of International Polo Club Palm Beach. But on Saturday, February 14, this Valentine’s Day, eight of the world’s best polo players will graciously donate their time and expertise to play in the Nespresso 40 Goal Challenge. That’s right–40 goal!
Polo’s brightest stars such as Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres and Polito Pieres will all play together in a fabulous display of polo that is the highest level played anywhere in the world.
The 40-goal tournament will be “like watching an NHL or NBA all-star game,” said event organizer Dave Offen. “It’s an amazing display of skill and teamwork.”
The game, accompanied by a silent auction and dinner, will benefit the Polo Players Support Group (PPSG), an organization established to provide financial assistance to seriously injured or ill polo players, grooms and other members of the sport. Due to events like the Nespresso 40 Goal Challenge, the PPSG has dispersed over $1.6 million since it’s inception in 2002.
This year’s line-up will feature the EFG Bank team, pitted against the defending champion Equus & Co.
1. Adolfo Cambiaso
2. Polito Pieres
3. Juan Martin Nero
4. Sapo Caset
Equus & Co.
1. Facundo Pieres
2. Pelon Sterling
3. Gonzalo Pieres
4. Miguel Novillo Astrada
Much like the spectacular roster, equally amazing items are up for auction. Such as…
-IPC membership – Value: $35,000
-“Tread 2 ” timepiece by Devon – Value: $11,000
-Casa de Campo polo vacation
-BG Signature Properties Bahamas Vacation
-US Open Finals Tickets and Brunch at International Polo Club Palm Beach
-Day of Fishing on ‘Miss Budweiser’
-Week in Argentina with Mariano Aguerre
-10 Goal Players Jerseys by La Martina
…And much more!
See something you like but can attend the event? Bids will be accepted by phone. Call Dave Offen at 516-528-3821. Contact Offen early to assure your call will be taken at the time of bidding. More information is available at: http://www.polosupport.com/.
NESPRESSO 40 GOAL CHALLENGE FAST FACTS:
WHAT: 2015 Nespresso 40 Goal Challenge. This year’s game will be dedicated to the memories of Carlos Gracida and Javier Novillo Astrada.
WHERE: International Polo Club Palm Beach
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 14, 3:00 pm Bright’s Creek “Future 10’s” and 3:15 NESPRESSO 40 Goal Challenge, followed by dinner & auction.
WHY: To help those members of our polo family who have suffered a serious injury or illness and need some help to get back on their feet.
HOW: Please reserve your box seats, dinner table or make a donation if you cannot attend. For tickets or to make a contribution, please contact Offen at 516-528-3821 or email email@example.com. More information is available at: http://www.polosupport.com/
Due to the generosity of people like you, the Polo Players Support Group has awarded over $1.5 million in assistance grants to 53 and counting different players and grooms who suffered a serious injury or illness.