Catch up on the latest news from the Polo Players Support Group.
2019 Lucchese 40-Goal Dedicated to Grooms
The 2019 Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge will be dedicated to the grooms of our sport, especially those who Rest In Peace, including Greg Garvin, Hector Machado, Michelle Lafromboisse, Jose Calvario, Daniel Arroyo and, most recently, Manuel Romero and Chuy Baez, both remarkable horseman. To date, the PPSG has helped 47 grooms out of the 77 total seriously injured or ill players and grooms. The families of Manuel and Chuy will participate in the opening ceremonies.
"Every polo player has had at least one groom that made a difference in their life. As a dedication to grooms everywhere, please join me in donating $100 TODAY to remember your favorite groom. Help us to continue to build the fund that is there when members of our polo family need it most!" -Dave Offen
On Sunday, July 22, Jesus "Chuy" Baez lost his life in a tragic accident. Baez came to the United States from Mexico and was mentored by Polo Hall of Famer Memo Gracida. At his pinnacle, Baez attained a 7-goal handicap. The polo community was deeply saddened by the news and greatly mourns his loss.
2019 Trophy Sponsorship Available
The PPSG offers the opportunity to be the trophy sponsor of the 2019 Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge, which will be dedicated to grooms. Appropriately, the Rich Roenische bronze that will be given at this year's event is titled "The Bath," the image of a groom bathing a polo pony. The trophy sponsor will be presented with a copy of the bronze trophy. Contact Dave Offen more information.
Lucchese Promo Code
Title sponsor, Lucchese, is still offering promo code LUC40GOAL at check-out on lucchese.com for 20% of your purchase to be donated to the PPSG!