January 28, 2019 – Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party returns as the most sought-after event ticket of the 2020 Wellington equestrian winter season. A sold-out event for four consecutive years, the not-to-be-missed celebration returns to the Wanderers Club, offering an idyllic setting with white cabanas overlooking the tournament-sized polo field and festive lit pool, and a VIP soiree unlike any other. A limited number of sponsorships still remain for the 2020 event.
This lavish evening is continuing its trend of being one of the hottest affairs of the season. From unbelievable auction items, VIP amenities, a picturesque venue and first-class décor, a sunset polo match and five-star cuisine, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party will not disappoint. For an event of its magnitude, welcoming over 1,200 guests to the prestigious Wanderers Club, the generosity of sponsors and supporters make it possible.
The outstanding Honorary Committee led by Vice Chair of the Board of Brooke USA Katherine Kaneb, Lisa Bair, Mark Beausoleil, Kim Van Kampen Crook, Margaret H. Duprey, Barbara Gilbert, Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Gill Johnston, Marcia Kulak, Victoria McCullough, Laura Rombauer and Elizabeth Guarisco have been working diligently to make the 2020 edition the best yet. The 2020 Host Committee, chaired by Brooke USA Young Leader Initiative Founder Paige Bellissimo, and comprised of Hope Arellano, Benja Avendano, Tony Calle, Richard Gaff, Clementine Goutal, Rob Gray, Alex Hamer, David Oberkircher, Alise Oken, Paige Pepa, Haley Schaufeld, Brooke USA Ambassador Hannah Selleck and Sydney Shulman, have been integral in making this dream event a reality.
“It truly takes a village to conduct an event of such magnitude and scope,” Kaneb said. “The fifth annual Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party is thankful to the 2020 sponsors who have already stepped forward to enhance the evening.”
This year’s sponsors include Lugano Diamonds, the presenting sponsor of the Lugano’s Touch of Orange Dinner. The dinner will entice VIP guests on the veranda of the Wanderers Club with a bird’s eye view of the sunset polo match, host a private cocktail reception, and include live entertainment and a five-star gourmet meal designed by celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann. The Wanderers Club’s very own Chef Tam will work with Hoffmann to guarantee a meticulous offering of Latin-inspired dishes to table and bundle ticket holders, a nod to the work Brooke USA funds in Central America and the Caribbean.
GJ Racing will return to the field for the round-robin style exhibition match where the reigning champions will face off against the International Polo Tour’s Celebrity Cruises®/Hotels at Sea® Polo Team and Invicta Farm to defend their championship title. PoloGear USA has stepped forward to design and sponsor the jerseys for the fifth consecutive year, showcasing their brilliant sublimation techniques and dashing designs on the polo field, while Enrique Urdaneta will return to capture the action as the official polo photographer. Everything Equestrian will provide the branded polo balls for the match and the Best Playing Pony blanket. The unveiling of the teams will take place on March 5, 2020 during the Celebrity Polo Party Kick-Off.
During the exciting match, guests will be able to enjoy the signature drinks sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Don Sueños Tequila, both on the polo field and pool-side. Those with cabanas and viewing from the veranda will be able to sip on champagne or one of the delightful red or white wines donated by Rombauer Vineyards, or enjoy an ice cold Heineken from the comfort of their seats.
DJ Adam Lipson will return to the White Party, with poolside entertainment sponsored by Valley Bank, enhancing the excitement. The program kicks off at 5:30 p.m. when the doors open, and by 7:00 p.m. all will be dancing under the stars after enjoying a traditional paella buffet. Guests can capture all of their favorite social media moments with miniature horses from the Peeps Foundation in between perusing the silent auction and the always exciting Luxury Travel Auction donated by charity partner, AmFund.
The presenting media sponsor of the event is South Florida PBS, who will join Lugano Diamonds at an exclusive reception prior to the Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party to honor the 2020 Brooke USA Crystal Award recipients, Michael and Hazel Schultz, Antonia Ax:son Johnson and Richard Schechter.
To join the 2020 Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party as a sponsor, please contact Kendall Bierer, Donor Relations Officer by emailing Kendall.Bierer@BrookeUSA.org or calling 561-309-9873. For more information about sponsorships please download our 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities here.
Tickets are now available to the Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party at BrookeUSAEvents.org. Follow Brooke USA on Facebook and Instagram. To support Brooke USA in its effort to fund projects around the world, go to www.BrookeUSA.org.