U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship Supports Komen At IPC On March 21

Kate Watt, Dawn Jones and Kirsten Stanley.

The U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship Final will once again be played in Wellington at the world-renowned International Polo Club Palm Beach on U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field 1 on Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m.

The event, in partnership with the United States Polo Association, U.S. Polo Assn., the International Polo Club and the Women’s International Polo Network, will benefit Susan G. Komen Florida and its programs dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. This exciting day of championship polo is the final match in the competition and pink attire is highly encouraged.

The full-day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature world-class women’s polo players, a pink tailgating competition, pink U.S. Polo Assn. shirt giveaways and a pre-event brunch at IPC’s exclusive Mallet Grille. Susan G. Komen invites interested sponsors of all levels to contact director of development Denise Mariani at (561) 514-3020, ext. 10, or by e-mailing denise@komenflorida.org.

Fans of polo and supporters of breast cancer will experience a number of fun and inspirational activities throughout the day, starting with an exclusive pink brunch at the Mallet Grille at 11 a.m. preceding the championship event at 1 p.m. Expect to see a display of pink tents vying to win the “Most Spirited Pink Tailgate” contest and a mid-match pink champagne divot stomp.

“Once again, we are grateful to the United States Polo Association, U.S. Polo Assn., the International Polo Club and the Women’s International Polo Network for highlighting the work of Komen Florida among the polo community as we educate more women about breast cancer,” said Kate Watt, executive director of Komen Florida. “As first responders to breast cancer in 64 counties throughout Florida, the funds we raise through the championship event will help us increase access to quality breast healthcare for those who can’t afford it and decrease the 2,700 deaths from this disease in our state every year.”

The event includes free general admission with a $10 parking fee. Tailgate are $300 per spot, while stadium boxes for eight are $400. Contact boxoffice@internationalpoloclub.com or (561) 282-5334 for more info.

Pre-match brunch at the Mallet Grill is $55 per person (cash bar). Contact rsvp@internationalpoloclub.com or (561) 282-5333 for more info. To learn more, visit www.komenflorida.org/pink-polo.