Sneak Peek of Upcoming Beach Polo Event at Del (Sept. 1-3)

Last Wednesday, members of the media were invited to get a preview of the highly anticipated beach polo event taking place at the Hotel del Coronado (Sept. 1-3).  This is the second annual “Beach Polo Cup” held on the white sandy beaches of Coronado. Coronado has a long history with polo dating back to the early 1900’s. The famous Spreckels Cup was first played in Coronado in 1909.  Fans will once again see 12 polo players and 50 horses compete on the Hotel del Coronado’s private beach – the sport of kings couldn’t pick a more picturesque venue.

Luke Johnson gets a preview of a polo lesson.

In an effort to bring beach polo to more people, seating will increase from 1,500 to 3,000 over the three day event. Polo will be played Sept. 1-3 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). In addition, there will be more ticketing options compared to last year.

Randy Russell is the event organizer and owner of Polo America.  Photo: Luke Johnson.

Randy Russell, event organizer and owner of Polo America, welcomed the media and sponsors to the Hotel del Coronado and invited attendees to experience a polo lesson, drive the latest model Porsche, sail a million dollar yacht and try on a few high-end watches.

Porsche San Diego will sponsor the event again this year.  Photo: Luke Johnson.
Harold Rapoza Jr. is the General Manager of the Hotel del Coronado. Photo: Luke Johnson.

Harold Rapoza Jr., General Manager of the Hotel del Coronado, shared his enthusiasm for this event and expressed that he was pleased to have the Del host it for the second time.

2017 sponsors include the Hotel del Coronado (Platinum Sponsor), Porsche San Diego, Schubach Aviation, Silver Seas Yachts, Grayse, Westime, Discover Coronado and U.S. Polo Assn. Peter Lik Fine Art, KYXY and Aspen Valley Polo Club (Gold Sponsors).

Carol Damon Schafer is the President of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. Photo: Luke Johnson.

Carol Damon Schafer, President of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxillary, thanked Polo America and sponsors for making Rady Children’s Hospital a beneficiary.  Money raised will directly help San Diego children with their medical needs.

 

Trainer Jessica Bailey helps Kaylie Rolin (San Diego Magazine) during a polo lesson. Photo: Luke Johnson.
Meghan Miklavic, Penny Rothschild and Kayleigh Chomiczewski model dresses to be showcased at the event. All three work at Emerald C in Coronado. Photo: Luke Johnson.
A sampling of some of the watches offered by sponsor Westime. Photo: Luke Johnson.
Silver Seas yachts will be showcasing their newest models at the event. Photo: Luke Johnson.

To purchase tickets to the event, please visit:  https://hoteldel.com/events/polo-america/


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

10am – 2pm: Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally for Millionaire’s Row ticket holders
5pm: Beach Polo opens. Men’s Fashion Contest: white coat, black tie and colorful board shorts
5:30 – 7pm: Polo Match and Cocktail Reception

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
8 – 11am: Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally for Millionaire’s Row ticket holders
12pm: Beach Polo opens
12:30pm: Luncheon for VIP Gold ticket holders and Exhibition Polo Game
2 – 3:30pm: Polo Match

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
8 – 11am: Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally for Millionaire’s Row ticket holders
12pm: Beach Polo opens. Women’s Hat Day Contest: prizes for most elegant, original and humorous
12:30pm: Luncheon for VIP Gold ticket holders
12:30 – 1:30pm: Preliminary Polo Match
2 – 3pm: Final Polo Match

EVENT TICKETS

MILLIONAIRE’S ROW
Millionaire’s Row Boxes are the most luxurious front row seats available in the VIP tent. These front row boxes include stylish white leather furniture with seating for 10. All guests will be treated to complimentary valet parking and up to three guests from each box will also have the opportunity to participate in the Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally.
Friday: Millionaire’s Row Boxes include plush box seating, a $500 food and beverage credit and a Cocktail Reception with tray passed hors d’oeuvres. $2,000
Saturday – Sunday: Millionaire’s Row Boxes include lavish box seating and a $500 food and beverage credit. $2,000/day

VIP GOLD SEATING
Enjoy the polo matches from tables of 10 on the second terrace of the VIP Tent. VIP Gold seats include a formal luncheon and two glasses of wine.
Saturday – Sunday: $250/day

VIP SILVER SEATING
VIP Silver Seating is cocktail seating on the second terrace of the VIP Tent. Food and beverage is available for purchase.
Friday: $100 Admission includes the Cocktail Reception with tray passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available for purchase.
Saturday – Sunday: $75/day

GENERAL ADMISSION
General Admission seating is available in the grand stands at either end zone. Food and beverage is available for purchase.
Friday – Sunday: $35/day

VIP TREATMENT
The VIP tent will measure 10,000 square feet and feature three terraces. The first terrace “Millionaire’s Row” will consist of 15 corporate entertainment lounges adorned with white leather couches and chairs. The second terrace is host to the VIP Gold table attendees formal luncheons and offers VIP Silver cocktail seating throughout. The second terrace also includes a Polo Village with sponsor boutiques.

ABOUT POLO AMERICA
Polo America is the oldest and largest marketing firm that specializes in the sport of polo. The company’s expertise includes creating and producing a variety of world-class Polo events throughout the United States.

For sponsorship information please contact Randy Russell at (760) 668-6093 or randy@poloamerica.com.

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