Wellington, Fla. (March 4, 2021) – Brooke USA recently announced that sales for the 2021 special edition, limited seating Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party have ramped-up. Those interested in attending must make their reservations immediately as the normally 1,200-person event is capped at 350 guests, part of Brooke USA’s precautionary health and safety measures driven by COVID-19 safeguards. To make reservations for the March 18 event, visit BrookeUSAevents.org.
Katherine Kaneb, Chair of the Board of Directors of Brooke USA and founder of Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party explained that “it truly takes a village to plan an event of such magnitude and scope. We thank our Honorary Committee and our 2021 sponsors who have already stepped forward to enhance the evening with Lugano Diamonds at the forefront as the evening’s presenting sponsor.” Chaired by Kaneb, the Honorary Committee includes Pernilla Ammann, Lisa Bair, Mark Beausoleil, Margaret Duprey, Barbara Gilbert, Antonia Ax:son Johnson, Gill Johnston, Marcia Kulak, Jennifer Magee, Victoria McCullough, Becky Reno, and Laura Rombauer.
The annual fundraiser enables Brooke USA to finance programs that improve the lives of working horses, donkeys, and mules and thus, improve the livelihoods of some of the most vulnerable communities across the globe. Specifically, a portion of funds raised on the eve of the 2021 event will benefit:
- Brooke USA’s Americas Fund for the purchase of 233 demo plots in rural communities in Nicaragua. These demo plots are used to teach and train villagers on the basics of fodder cultivation – from planting to storing food for their equines.
- Brooke USA’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund for nonprofit organizations across the country in need of financial assistance. Due to the pandemic, horses, donkeys, and mules are being abandoned as their owners struggle with financial hardship and the inability to feed and care for their equines.
- Brooke USA’s Advocacy Fund to ensure a ban on the import and sale of ejiao, the derivative of boiling donkeys hides for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in the United States. Donkeys in Africa are being stolen, mistreated, and inhumanely slaughtered for their hides; the US is the third largest global consumer of ejiao.
- Brooke USA’s new initiative to scope and research equine welfare among Native American tribes with the goal of introducing programming that will improve the quality of life of equines and positively impact the lives of those living on the Reservations.
Held for the first time at the Pavilion at the International Polo Club, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party | Special Edition: Latin America, presented by Lugano Diamonds, will, once again, offer an idyllic setting with The Terraza Collection of only six luxury lounges (only two left) and 17 white Sunset Cabanas (only five left) overlooking the championship polo field. Only 75 tickets are now available for the VIP Vistas, an indoor dinner experience overlooking the terrace; at $675 guests will enjoy an open bar featuring premium brands and partake in the custom-designed buffet menu by Celebrity Chef and Brooke USA Ambassador Ingrid Hoffmann.
The event will also include the popular Sunset Polo exhibition match; a display of distinctive, one-of-a-kind Lugano Diamonds jewelry pieces; a fabulous art exhibit, curated by renowned Wellington and Hamptons art consultant Julie Keyes, featuring an array of contemporary art, including one of Fernando Botero’s paintings of a woman of a horse. Live entertainment is provided by Miami-based band Tartara and Latin Dance Instructor Jose Gomez. Guests can also look forward to the silent auction, and AmFund’s luxury travel auction.
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 the amazing gourmet meal. In addition to limited attendance, safety measures include social distancing standards, face masks required in common areas, and private safety pods for guest units.
To attend Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party | Special Edition: Presented by Lugano Diamonds, please contact Kendall Bierer, Donor Relations Officer at Kendall.Bierer@BrookeUSA.org. Tickets are available 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.