Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party returns with a new look and feel on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. The “can’t miss” event of the social season will be held for the first time in the Pavilion at the International Polo Club (IPC), and will be presented exclusively by Lugano Diamonds.
The event, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party | Special Edition: Latin America, will include the popular Sunset Polo exhibition match; a field-side White Party for 350 guests; a display of distinctive, one-of-a-kind Lugano Diamonds jewelry pieces, a gourmet dinner curated by Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann, and live entertainment by Miami-based band Tartara.
Katherine Kaneb, event founder and Chairman of the Board of Brooke USA, expressed her delight with the Lugano Diamonds partnership. “We’re thrilled to have Lugano Diamonds participate in this event. It demonstrates the company’s commitment to helping working equines and the people they serve here in the United States and around the globe. We are truly honored to have them by our side and know they will add a ‘special sparkle’ to the occasion.”
“Last year, Lugano Diamonds wasn’t able to support this amazing event as presenting sponsor due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to serve this year in that capacity,” said Moti Ferder, CEO and design director of Lugano Diamonds. “I know that friends and supporters of Brooke USA will enjoy perusing some of our most magnificent pieces in Lugano’s Lounge. We are also delighted to offer a percentage of sales from the night and beyond to Brooke USA.”
Kaneb added that “Although the event was postponed last year, Lugano Diamond’s commitment to Brooke USA’s mission was evident with the donation of a fabulous piece of jewelry to the Luxury Charity Drawing, raising more than $23,000 last April. They are truly an incredible partner.” As a long-standing supporter of the equine community, Lugano’s collection includes a dazzling array of equestrian-inspired pieces. From stunning stones to our one-of-a-kind designs, Lugano Diamonds crafts bespoke pieces to match client lifestyles — show-stopping while elegantly subtle.
Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party is one of the most notable events of the winter equestrian season, selling out each year and toting a veritable who’s who of Wellington and Palm Beach. Since its inception, it has raised more than $1.8 million for Brooke USA. Funds from the event have helped build water troughs and health posts in Ethiopia, construct shade shelters in Kenya, improve working conditions in the brick kilns of India, and sponsor development projects in Guatemala.
This year, funds raised will help support Brooke USA’s programs in Nicaragua with the purchase of sample land plots for underprivileged communities. These parcels are used to plant, grow, and harvest fodder for farm animals. Proceeds will also benefit Brooke USA’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund which supports organizations in need of financial assistance due to the pandemic. These nonprofits are experiencing a decrease in donations, with desperate owners being forced to abandon their horses, donkeys, and mules.
Emily Dulin, CEO of Brooke USA, recently explained that bringing Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party back was important to donors, friends, and supporters. “For the past year, we have all been dealing with COVID-19. We now see light at the end of tunnel and have a reason to celebrate. In conjunction with IPC, we have put many safety measures in place, including providing private safety pods for guest units, limiting attendance to 350 guests, eliminating general admission tickets, enforcing social distancing guidelines and requiring face masks in common areas.”
Tickets to attend the Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party are currently on sale at BrookeUSAEvents.org. Only 17 Sunset Cabañas with seating for 8 people are available on the field. At $5,000 each, guests will enjoy a lounge experience, a gourmet picnic basket and bottle service. Only 100 tickets are available for the VIP Vistas, an indoor dinner experience overlooking the terrace. Tickets are $675 each and include an open bar featuring premium brands and a custom-designed buffet menu by Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann. Guests can look forward to the silent auction and AmFund’s luxury travel auction. Tickets are not available at the door, and all guests must pre-register online.
What: Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo® & White Party | Special Edition: Latin America
- Sunset Polo match
- Lugano Diamonds Lounge featuring a stunning display of one-of-a-kind timeless pieces
- Gourmet food stations inspired by Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann’s book, “Latin Comfort Foods Made Simple”
- VIP Cabanas featuring bottle service and indulgent picnic baskets
- Luxury silent auctions, including unique travel options by AmFund
- Live band entertainment and strolling performers
When: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:30- 10 p.m. EST
Where: International Polo Club, 3667 120th Avenue S, Wellington, Florida, 33414
Benefiting: Brooke USA
Tickets: Sunset Cabanas ($5,000), and VIP Vista ($675 per person)
Click HERE for Tickets
About Lugano Diamonds
Lugano Diamonds is a private international diamond and jewelry company founded in Israel by Moti Ferder with the vision of creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind wearable works of art. In 2005 the company established itself in North America with the opening of its Grand Salon in Newport Beach, Calif. Since its inception, Lugano’s worldwide connections to procure the rarest, most unique, and largest stones enable the company to consistently produce stunning creations. Controlling all facets of production, Lugano’s master craftsmen create each piece of jewelry to the highest standards with meticulous attention to detail. Lugano has locations in Newport Beach, CA, Aspen, CO, and Palm Beach, FL and opening in Ocala, FL at the World Equestrian Center Spring 2021. To book an appointment or for more information, visit www.luganodiamonds.com, Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter.
About Ingrid Hoffmann
Ingrid Hoffmann is a Celebrity Brooke USA Ambassador, as well as the author of bestselling cookbooks and host of “Top Chef Estrellas” (Telemundo, NBC), “Simply Delicioso” (Cooking Channel) and “Delicioso” (Univision). She is a frequent guest of shows like The Talk, Oprah, Martha Stewart, The View, The Today Show, The Early Show, Un Nuevo Día and Wendy Williams Show.
About Brooke USA
The mission of Broke USA is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules, and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.
Brooke USA does this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowerment and international advocacy. Brooke USA connects private philanthropists with their passion for helping relieve the suffering of working equines and their owners.
Brooke USA raises funds to support a wide variety of programs for working horses, donkeys and mules to help them become (and remain) healthy and happy now and in the long-term, which also benefits the very poor families who depend on those animals to help them earn a living.
Kendall Bierer | Kendall.Bierer@BrookeUSA.org
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