Good news, sports fans: the Valley’s beloved Scottsdale Polo Championships will return this fall with a new name and a focus on safety and helping schools, nonprofits and charities hit hard by COVID-19. The Stella Artois Polo Classic: Presented by Ketel One, a production of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, takes place on Nov. 7 at WestWorld.
Tickets are on sale now at www.thepoloparty.com for The Stella Artois Polo Classic: Presented by Ketel One, a production of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. There will be limited capacity in response to Covid-19, as well as a number of safety measures. The event, which has been certified by HealthyVerify, will feature an extensive social distancing plan which incorporates a social distancing enforcement team, mandatory masks, sanitation stations, temperature checks and an open-air approach with tables, lattice fencing and umbrellas instead of tents to make guests as comfortable as possible.
The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. as Arizona Polo Club takes on Columbia. The match will be followed by the signature charity match of the day as EPR Polo introduces The Celebrity Cruises Match Up supporting Arizona Equine Rescue and Southwest Wildlife at 1:30 p.m. For the final match of the day–and brand new to the event in 2020–is Morehouse College Polo Club taking on the Women’s All-Stars in a “Battle of the Sexes” match starting at 3:30 p.m.
Other highly anticipated elements returning in 2020 include several fan favorites like car displays, The Lugari Canine Couture Dog Fashion Show, the World’s Longest Catwalk Fashion Show and a post-event concert from local legend Roger Clyne. (The concert will be separately ticketed. Concert tickets will be available here.)
The Stella Artois Polo Classic: Presented by Ketel One, a production of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships is also putting substantial focus on helping schools and nonprofits whose fundraising and operations have been devastated due to the pandemic. Local charities are invited to raise money utilizing this unique platform and event, and those interested are asked to contact Leslie Owen at [email protected] or 480.577.4156.
For more information on the The Stella Artois Polo Classic: Presented by Ketel One, a production of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, visit thepoloparty.com.