Wellington, Fla. – March 10, 2016 – On the field, impressive 8-goal American polo player Nic Roldan is known as a force to be reckoned with. Off the field, he focuses his time on giving back to the animals he values, working as one of Brooke USA’s foremost Ambassadors both nationally and abroad. Only three months into his ambassadorship for the non-profit organization, Roldan is taking strides to increase awareness of the condition of working horses, donkeys, mules and the people who rely on them in some of the world’s most destitute countries. On March 25, 2016, the Inaugural Nic Roldan’s Sunset Polo & White Party, benefitting Brooke USA, will take place at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida.
Tickets are now available here for this original event, that is sure to be the event of the winter equestrian season.
Brooke USA supports the overseas work of the Brooke, the largest international equine welfare charity with a long track record of successfully improving the lives of working horses, donkeys, and mules in impoverished regions of the globe. The Brooke has been providing sustainable solutions to many equine welfare issues for over 80 years. Last year alone, the Brooke reached 1.8 million equines, benefiting 10 million people in countries where many people earn less than a dollar a day.
Due to the generosity of Equestrian Sport Productions’ Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, the inaugural event will be one for the books. As the new proprietors of the popular country club, the Bellissimos will host the event, taking the Argentinean-themed asado (barbeque) and polo match to a new level with a live and silent auction, a poolside “White Party” and a fully stocked bar.
The night will kick off with a six-bar competition held on the backfield of The Wanderer’s Club, with the event starting at 5:30 p.m., and shortly after, an exciting polo match with some of the sport’s most prevalent names will face off in an exhibition match that will have the guests on their feet.
“I am really excited about this event we have put together to benefit Brooke USA because we are trying to bring together all equestrian disciplines to create awareness on issues that everyone in the equine industry will take to heart,” Roldan said. “I hope as many people as possible will come out and support, and I hope that this will become an annual highlight of the Wellington season. Let’s show that people in the ‘horse county’ truly care for equines who find themselves in such trying circumstances and in turn help their owners, too.”
Already the talk of the show circuit and Palm Beach County, the Inaugural Nic Roldan’s Sunset Polo & White Party is sure to impress. Adults are asked for a $50 donation that includes access to the show jumping and polo events, as well as the asado and admission to the White Party. Children, ages 12 and under, will be able to enjoy all that the event offers, with the extra bonus of face painting, the opportunity to meet miniature donkeys, enjoy the barbeque and sip on soft drinks.
For those looking to conclude the season in style, reserve a poolside cabana for eight. The private lounges provide full access to both the show jumping and polo, as well as the White Party for only $2,500. VIP access includes hors d’oeuvre, bottle service, private seating and swag bags. For more information or to make your reservation, please contact Topher Grubb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Nic Roldan
Fueled by talent, charisma, and passion Nic Roldan is the present leading American polo player with an impressive 8-goal handicap rating. He is also the youngest polo player in the world to win the prestigious US Polo Open title at the age of 15 and is currently Captain of the American Polo Team. Winning victoriously on all 5 continents at every goal level, Nic continues to gain worldwide acclaim. His goals are to increase awareness and participation for the sport at all levels, reach the highest accolade 10-goal status, play the Argentine Open, claim a second US Polo Open title, add more worldwide Polo trophies to his cabinet and help America reclaim the infamous Westchester Cup. His commitment to popularizing the sport he loves with a wider audience of younger players and new spectators reflects his passionate dedication to Polo.
About Brooke USA
Brooke USA is a 501(c)(3) charity located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, which exists solely to support the overseas work of the Brooke. For more than 80 years, the Brooke has been alleviating the suffering of horses, donkeys, and mules who work in some of the poorest communities on earth. The Brooke’s scientifically proven, practical, and sustainable solutions to enormous welfare challenges improve the lives of equine animals and the people who depend on them across Africa, Asia, and Central America. Last year alone, the Brooke reached 1.8 million equines, benefitting 10 million people in the developing world. The Brooke is the world’s largest international equine welfare charity. To learn more visit www.BrookeUSA.org.