The 25th Annual Commonwealth Polo Cup presented by Nespresso will be held at Great Meadow Polo Club in The Plains, VA, on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. The Commonwealth Polo Cup is a polo match that has featured international polo teams from England, Scotland, Argentina and Chile competing against a Virginia Commonwealth team. This year’s Commonwealth Polo Cup will be represented by a Commonwealth/USO team presented by Nespresso USA playing against a UK/British Forces Foundation (BFF) team presented by Nespresso UK. The 2011 match will be raising funds and awareness for the USO, the BFF and the Wounded Warriors Family Support charitable organizations.
British Forces Foundation patron, HRH, The Prince of Wales, hosted a reception at the British Embassy residence of Ambassador & Mrs. Nigel Sheinwald on May 3, 2011. Prince Charles paid tribute to wounded British and American soldiers in an event co-sponsored by the BFF and USO. During a brief speech, Prince Charles expressed his whole-hearted support of the BFF and activities and organizations they support that raise funding to provide entertainment to the troops. With ever-increasing commitments, service members can expect to spend even longer periods away from their homes and families – and thus maintaining their morale becomes all the more important.
Please join us for an exciting afternoon of polo in the VIP Hospitality Tent and Nespresso Cafe. Guests will enjoy a field-side luncheon catered by Outback Steakhouse, hot and cold Nespresso beverages, traditional half-time divot stomp and prize ceremony. Nespresso will be rewarding the winning team with Nespresso machines and gift packages. Immediately following the match, guests will enjoy a private reception where they can mingle with the polo players and partake in the concurrent Wine Festival at The Plains.
This match will be held to raise funds and awareness for the USO, the BFF and the Wounded Warriors Family Support charitable organizations. The organizers have invited several wounded veterans from the Fredericksburg area to be our guests for the afternoon.
Team USA / USO (United Service Organizations) presented by Nespresso USA
1. Ashley Van Metre 0-goals
2. Juan Salinas-Bentley 2-goals
3. Carlitos Gracida 2-goals
4. Marwan Mohey-el-Dien 0-goals
Team UK / BFF (British Forces Foundation) presented by Nespresso UK
1. Capt. Matthew Blaskiston 0-goals
2. Ct. Douglas White 1-goal
3. Sub. Lt. Hiro Suzuki 2-goals
4. Maj. (ret.) Mark Cann 1-goal
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the event begins at 1:00 p.m.
Great Meadow Polo Club
5089 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA 20198
- VIP Corporate Sponsorships $5,000.00
- VIP Corporate Table $2,000.00
- Table for ten guests in the Nespresso Café & Hospitality Tent – lunch served by Outback Steakhouse, hot & cold beverages provided by Nespresso in the Nespresso Cafe & cold beverages & cocktails provided by Makers Mark
- Meet & Greet and photograph opportunities with polo players.
- Sponsors: Outback Steakhouse, Maker’s Mark, Van Metre Companies, Woodlawn Communications, Barclay’s Wealth, La Martina Polo and Guarisco Galleries
- Event concurrent with The Wine Festival at The Plains – attendance expected @ 8,000+
To purchase a table ($2,000) for 10 guests in the VIP Hospitality Tent & Nespresso Cafe, please contact Juan Salinas-Bentley at 561-301-2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase a reserved tailgate spot ($250), please Click here to purchase tickets . Sponsorship opportunities are available.