Bridgehampton, N.Y., July 31, 2010. Hamptonites look forward to attending polo in Bridgehampton on Saturday afternoons, the matches take place for six weeks. Bridgehampton polo has the reputation of being amongst the most exciting in the world. The prizes are the Mercedez Benz Cup and the Hamptons Cup. People flock to the grounds and the VIP tents.
Adam Manson who's been getting a lot of press for his Panoramic View resort and Residences in Montauk showed up. Todd Rome from Blue Star Jets was there with his new wife and baby. Justin Mitchell from Social Life Magazine walked around a bit. The weather was in the 80's with a mild breeze, just right to enjoy polo.
Some of this seasons partners are; Mercedes-Benz, SWAGG,
Blue Star Jets, Ralph Lauren, Patron, La Societe Stella Artois,
Smart Water, Coca-Cola and Hamptons Magazine.
As far as VIP's, you never know who will show up for polo on any given Saturday. It is definitely a place to see and be seen. People watching is a main sport at this event, of course polo as well.
It was particularly nice to meet Emma Snowdon-Jones who heads up Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. There was a very large display for Charity Water in the VIP tent encouraging people to contribute. To learn more please visit: www.charitywater.org
Cheryl Mercuris is new to the Hampton's, a divorcee from Tampa who's gotten a lot of press in the NY Post for plunking down $500,000 for the two week rental of a major Hampton's home called Sandcastle. Yes, that's not a type-o TWO WEEKS for $500,000! They say she is a self made entrepreneur of a business called Quality Resources, a direct Marketing company, a real estate investor and a kind and generous woman and mother. Cheryl, if you decide to stay in the Hampton's longer, you can rent my house for the year for much less.
MIchael Lohan, famous father of Lindsay, was out and about promoting his new reality show "CELEBRITY HOUSE NY". The show will feature on-line streaming 24/7 with him and a wide variety of characters living together in a house, rumor has it that the house has no bathrooms. Hmmmm, sounds interesting and unique.
Of particular interest to the crowd visiting the Ralph Lauren shop at polo is entering to win a polo lesson with Ralph Lauren model and heart throb from the Black Watch team Nacho Figueras.
A portion of proceeds from the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge will go to South Fork Breast Cancer Coalition.