The Hawai‘i Polo Club announces one of its most popular rivalries. The crack team from India will play Hawai‘i on August 2 and 9. Proceeds from the match on August 2 will benefit the Surfrider Foundation’s O‘ahu Chapter.
A $35 ticket will provide access to the VIP section where guests will enjoy a buffet of Indian style food, a complimentary beverage and premier, covered seating to view the match. Guests are encouraged to dress in Indian theme or to go “over the top” in suave polo attire. The Indian and Hawai‘i teams will mingle with the guests and provide great photo ops after the match. Only 150 tickets will be available for this VIP section.
Standard ticketing will be $12 for ground seating around the perimeter of the field ($10 for military). Food and beverages are available for purchase.
The official image for the event has been donated by noted local artist, Jim Warren. Entitled “Wild Waters,” the image will be for sale as a fundraiser at the event in the form tee shirts. A silent auction will offer hotel stays, trail rides on the North Shore with Hawai‘i Polo Club and polo lessons with a professional player.
In addition, Dennis Mathewson, currently the most popular artist from the Wy’s Gallery collection, will be launching a new image at the event, dedicated to the Surfrider Foundation. Mathewson will be present to sign posters of this brand new image; and all proceeds of the sale of posters will benefit Surfrider Foundation, Oahu. Further, Wy’s Gallery will donate 20% of the sales of the giclee of the image from all locations in perpetuity to Surfrider Foundation, Oahu.
Mike Dailey, president of Hawaii Polo Club, said, “We have saved our best for last this year. Polo has been played in India since the days of Genghis Kahn in the 13th century, who brought polo to India from Persia. These players will demonstrate the sport at its best during our last two matches of the year.”
Well-known chef Elmer Guzman, chef for the Hawaii Polo Club’s clubhouse, will be preparing the fare for club members, featuring his signature spicy poke. Guzman is an award-winning chef, famous for his Poke Stop restaurants and poke recipes.
The Surfrider Foundation’s mission is to protect Oahu’s oceans, beaches, and near shore eco-systems while preserving public access to these amazing resources into the future. The Foundation is a popular non-profit among North Shore communities where polo is played.
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