Newport Polo raises more than $22K at charity match

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Newport International Polo Series raised more than $22,000 at its second annual All Charity Day Match held recently at the Newport polo grounds. 

The event supported more than 20 civic and charitable organizations that this year’s match funded, including Boy Scouts of America Narragansett CouncilBoys Town New England, Brain Injury Association of Rhode IslandCommunity String ProjectFairways for Warriors, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Junior League of BostonJunior League of Rhode IslandJunior League of Worcester, National Autism Association, Newport Hospital, Portsmouth Boy Scouts Troop One, Portsmouth Dog Park, Portsmouth Free Public Library, Portsmouth Youth Lacrosse, Providence Singers, Rebuilding Together Greater Newport, Rhode Island Federation of Garden Club, Suzanne M. Henseler Foundation, Team Red White & Blue Rhode Island and Newport County YMCA Special Olympics. 

Although not all reports are in yet, the fundraising tallies are more than $22,000, which exceeds last year’s results. 

The Boy Scouts of America served as goal judges during the match, according to Newport Polo. 

Representing the Men’s Team at the match, in position #1 was Lars Wahlberg with Alexander King as his alternate. Playing #2 was Michel Nseir, while position #3 was Brendan Tetreault, and position #4 was Sam Clemens. 

Representing the Women’s Team, in position #1 was Amy Rice, in position #2 was Stephanie Still with Laurel Howe as her alternate, position #3 was Jenna Davis, and in position #4 was Minnie Keating. 

The 6-chukker match concluded with the women defeating the men with a final score of 9 to 4.

Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXVI, and is the home of America’s first polo club, est. in 1876, and a founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass and arena polo, and polo instruction year-round. 

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