Polo Players Support Group Proudly Welcomes Lucchese as Title Sponsor of 40-Goal Polo Challenge

Wellington, Fla. – Dec. 11, 2017 – The Polo Players Support Group (PPSG) is thrilled to announce  Lucchese Bootmaker as the title sponsor of the annual 40-Goal Challenge. The event returns to International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, where it has been held since 2005.

“We are happy to be the title sponsor of the 2018 40-Goal Polo Challenge and look forward to a competitive match and successful evening of fundraising for this deserving cause,” said Doug Kindy, President of Lucchese Bootmaker.

Lucchese's new competition polo boot with a hard outside layer for in-match protection. Also available in a lifestyle version without the protection.
Lucchese’s new competition polo boot with a hard outside layer for in-match protection. Also available in a lifestyle version without the protection.

Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers and unrivaled materials to construct handmade boots of exceptional quality, comfort, fit, and style.

“As a heritage bootmaking brand and proud sponsor of the Lucchese polo team, we are honored to play a role in the support of our fellow players and families,” said Kindy. “The hardships these athletes face on a daily basis are unimaginable yet, it’s events like these that make a big difference in providing the support, resources and financial aid they need to keep moving forward.”

Lucchese prides itself on being a foundational footwear investment. For over 130 years, Lucchese has offered a lifetime of value to its customers and an unwavering commitment to quality in every product. Their handmade construction and expansive design process offer superior comfort, functionality and beauty unlike any other.

“I am optimistic the 2018 Lucchese 40 Goal Challenge will be our most successful event ever and we are very thankful to have Lucchese as our Title Sponsor,” said Dave Offen, President of the Polo Players Support Group. “Stay tuned for details about how purchasing a new pair of Lucchese boots will benefit the PPSG.”

Photo courtesy of Lucchese
Photo courtesy of Lucchese

Visit Lucchese.com to shop and enter promo code LUC40GOAL for 20% of your purchase to benefit the Polo Players Support Group.

Lucchese joins the impressive list of sponsor such U.S. Polo Assn. as the Apparel Sponsor, Team Sponsors Airstream and Pilot Catastrophe Services, Best Playing Pony Sponsor Engel & Volkers, MVP Sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Event Sponsor Phelps Media Group, among others.

Thanks to many generous supporters, the PPSG has awarded more than $2.2 million to 70 different seriously injured or ill players and grooms. The 40-Goal Polo Challenge event is PPSG’s marquee fundraiser and as the highest level of polo played in North America, it features many of the best polo players in the world. The event’s primary purpose is to raise awareness and funding to help members of the polo community that have been affected by injury or illness.

The match will be followed by an awards presentation on the field. Fundraising will continue into the evening where guests will enjoy a seated dinner surrounded by polo players and fans alike. Dinner hours will feature both a robust silent auction and a live auction with highly desirable items such as featured players’ jerseys.

Adolfo Cambiaso in the 2017 40-Goal Polo Challenge. Photo: Alex Pacheco.
Adolfo Cambiaso in the 2017 40-Goal Polo Challenge. Photo: Alex Pacheco.

To learn more about the Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge please visit www.polosupport.com.

To learn more about Lucchese footwear visit www.lucchese.com.

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