WELLINGTON, Fla. – March 18, 2019 – Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party takes place Friday, March 22 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington, Fla. The kick-off of the evening festivities is the highly-anticipated polo match, when Provident Jewelry, Invicta Farm and GJ Racing will face off in a round-robin exhibition, featuring a line-up of talented and up-and-coming future polo stars.
Provident Jewelry will attempt to defend their 2018 winning title as they take to the field again, this time against Invicta Farm and GJ Racing in a six-chukker round-robin. The Provident Jewelry team will include Alyssa Braswell (-1), Sam Farahnak (0), Wes Finlayson (4) and Henry Porter (3).
“Provident Jewelry is delighted to be a team sponsor at the Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party for a second year,” said Geoffrey Fear, managing partner at Provident Jewelry Wellington. “We love the exciting match and decadent dinner followed by a lively party, all to benefit the important work Brooke USA is doing in developing countries around the world."
Joining as team sponsors in 2019, are Invicta Farm and GJ Racing. Both local sponsors have been long-time supporters of Brooke USA.
“I have been a fan of the charity and the work they do,” said Invicta Farm team sponsor, Lisa Bair. “We have such a different perspective of what it means to have access to work and critical vet care. I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful event. I’m excited to be able to support and raise funds for a charity that so deeply deserves it.”
GJ Racing also joins to sponsor a team for the event and hopes to take home the trophy. “I’m sponsoring a team as I’m passionate about the work that Brooke USA does, and hope to get the word out and attract more supporters,” said Gill Johnston with GJ Racing.
GJ Racing will be represented by Hope Arellano (1), Kip Hayes (0), Benjamin Avendaño (3) and John Gobin (4), while Team Invicta will play for the win with Marwan Mohey-El-Dien (-1), Justin Daniels (2), Tony Calle (3) and Matías Gonzalez (3).
Kayden Mueller, an American Equestrians Got Talent finalist, will sing the national anthem at 6 p.m. to signal the official start of the match and first bowl-in. The game is expected to run for one hour, offering the perfect opportunity for partygoers to enjoy the action field-side or from the white party and enjoy a signature drink by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Founded in 1993, Provident Jewelry is family-owned and operated. Over the past 25 years, they have become the most respected and trusted buyers and sellers of fine estate jewelry, rare gems and luxury timepieces in the country. The Wellington storefront is the seventh in Florida, and is located in the Wellington Town Square shopping center. It can be recognized by the Provident Jewelry signature clock tower. Their focus is superior customer service, exceptional value, attention to detail and unwavering integrity.
As part of their team sponsorship, Provident Jewelry will donate an extraordinary Carrera y Carrera estate bracelet, originally valued at over $8,000, and retailing currently for $5,500 during the exclusive live auction. Provident Jewelry Partner, Geoff Fear took their sponsorship one step further. He hosted a festive VIP kick-off reception at the Wellington location on March 14. For more information about Provident Jewelry, go to www.providentjewelry.com or call 888-888-GEMS.
“We are fortunate to have such supportive sponsors like Provident Jewelry, Invicta Farms and GJ Racing,” said Brooke USA Executive Director Emily Dulin. “We thank them and invite everyone to root for their favorite team.”
To help Brooke USA in its mission donate now or attend Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party. Click here for tickets.
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Baptist Health South Florida, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party official valet parking sponsor, will also provide the on-site medic for the polo match.
HOW DOES A ROUND-ROBIN POLO MATCH WORK?
In a round-robin match, the game starts with Team A and Team B playing the first two chukkers. The team that wins will sit down, as the losing team will continue to play another two chukkers against Team C. The winning team will then return to the field to play Team C in the final two chukkers of the game.
ABOUT BROOKE USA'S SUNSET POLO™ & WHITE PARTY
The organization's signature event, Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party, will be held Friday, March 22, at 5:30-11 p.m. at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida. The not-to-be-missed event sets an idyllic scene with white cabanas overlooking the tournament-sized polo field and festive lit pool. As the sun sets the exhibition polo match begins, followed by a gourmet meal and celebrity entertainment.
With over 1,000 people in attendance each year, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party events have raised $1.2 million to benefit Brooke USA, directly improving the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve.
What: Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party
Sunset Polo Match
Touch of Orange Dinner, featuring Gourmet Action Stations & Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann
VIP Cabanas featuring bottle service and delectable appetizers
Luxury Silent and Live Auctions
Poolside White Party
International artist, Josee Nadeau, live painting
DJ Adam Lipson
Miniature Horses Star & Huck
And much more …
When: Friday, March 22, 2019, 5:30-11 p.m. EDT
Where: The Wanderers Club 1900 Aero Drive, Wellington, Florida, 33414
Why: To significantly improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve in developing nations.
Includes access to the Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party and buffet dinner.
In Advance: $100
At the Door: $125
Children: $50 – Includes dinner and soft drinks
VIP Cabanas, VIP Tables and VIP Bundle:
$3,000 - $7,500
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Click here for more information or contact Events@BrookeUSA.org
ABOUT BROOKE USA
Brooke USA’s mission is to significantly improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Through the programs funded, Brooke USA helps equine owners, service providers and governments in the developing world to implement scientifically proven, practical, sustainable and culturally relevant solutions to enormous animal welfare challenges.
Most of the programs funded by Brooke USA are directed by Brooke, the world’s largest international equine charity and the leading experts on working equines around the globe.