Social Polo Sunday Feb.15,2004
WELLINGTON, Florida - The memories continued at the International
Polo Club Palm Beach on and off the field during exciting polo action
at the 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup.
The morning clouds and rain disappeared in time for a crowd of 1,028
to enjoy a thrilling game honoring polo and polo history. The on-field
festivities began with the parade of polo players. Stunning Nicole
Henry of Miami sang the national anthem. Clark Hetherington of Wellington,
who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Polo Hall
of Fame induction ceremonies for his decades of service to polo, presided
over the pre-game coin toss near midfield.
The club's now traditional halftime champagne divot stomp continued
as a pair of 2004 Hummers, the official vehicle of International Polo
Club Palm Beach, raced onto the field, carrying the bubbly. Prior
to the polo match, more than 200 guests dined on a delicious brunch
catered by The Breakers before heading into the stadium to catch all
the exciting action in the 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup match.
On the field, 10-goaler Mariano Aguerre scored eight goals to lead
perennial powerhouse White Birch over San Saba 12-9. The victory gave
Peter Brant's White Birch team (3-0) sole possession of first place
in its division. Tommy Lee Jones' San Saba now has a 1-3 record. After
the trophy presentation, smiling players signed autographs on polo
balls, scoresheets and loose pieces of paper.
The Hall of Fame Cup in named in honor of the Polo Museum and Hall
of Fame in Lake Worth that houses polo memorabilia from the early
1900s through the present and is open to the public.
Seventeen teams entered the 22-goal Hall of Fame Cup with the final
scheduled for Sunday, February 29 at 3 p.m. High-goal polo action
continues every Sunday at 3 p.m. The polo game is open to the public
with tickets beginning at $10 each. For information, call (561) 204-5687
or visit the website at www.internationalpoloclub.com.
International Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Avenue
South, between Lake Worth Road and Pierson Road, in Wellington.