Top players and sponsors participate in the star-studded event on Sunday
This Sunday kicks off the busiest month for the Grand Champions with the charitable Great Futures Celebrity Polo match. In a field brimming with heavy polo playing names, 4 teams set out to compete to captivate an anticipated large audience. The teams competing in the event are:
Sebilion: Sarah Magness, Dawn Jones, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Juan Bollini.
Grand Champions: Riley Ganzi, Nacho Figueras, Santos Bollini, Pablo MacDonough.
Equuleus Polo Team: Tom Coid, Inaki Laprida, Magoo Laprida, Joe DiMenna.
Grand Champions: Jeff Deisch, Rich Deisch, Nacho Novillo Astrada and Nacho Figueras
Figueras, a renowned face in the world of polo, aims to raise an adequate amount for the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington.
In an interview, he was able to point out two reasons for his repeated appearance in the tournament.
"First, the kids and the fact we can help these wonderful kids," Figueras said. "And then Neil, who is the biggest supporter of this foundation and this Boys & Girls Club. Neil is a polo friend of mine and he has been a big supporter of mine for a long, long time so it is an honor being by his side."
Grand Champions owners Melissa Ganzi was elated with their contribution to the society.
"What Neil has done for the community of Wellington is just above and beyond," Melissa Ganzi said. "He takes such pride in what he is doing in the community. The boys and girls club makes a difference in so many people's lives.
"Neil Hirsch has set a great example for our polo community by giving back to those who need us most here in Wellington and that's our children," Ganzi said. "The celebrity match is making an impact on the club members, their families, and our community."
Said Hirsch, "The kids keep me coming back. To see these kids every day. They come to the club after school. They are in a safe place, great environment and safe from the streets. That keeps me going."