2nd Annual Smithsonian Young Benefactors Cup - National Mall - MOVED TO SUNDAY!!!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm

SATURDAY, September 6

2nd Annual Smithsonian Young Benefactors Cup

West Potomac Park Polo Field

Ohio Drive at 23rd Street and Independence Avenue, SW

National Mall, Washington, DC

(Smithsonian Metro -Blue and Orange lines)

12 Noon - Gates Open

12:15 pm - Opening Ceremony

12:30 to 2:30 pm - Exhibition Matches

3 to 4:30 pm - Smithsonian Cup

5 to 5:30pm - Trophy Ceremony

6 to 8 pm - After-Party at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC.

Come watch celebrity host John Walsh and Argentinean professional polo player Nacho Figueras play with other local and national amateur and professional players in an afternoon of competitive polo on the National Mall. All attendees will enjoy two exhibition matches and the Smithsonian Cup match, a catered buffet, and an open bar featuring wine, beer, and champagne.

VIP ticket holders will also receive access to the VIP tent and admission to the VIP After-Party at the Mandarin Oriental. General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased online at www.YoungBenefactors.org or by calling 202-633-3030. Public parking will be available in West Potomac Park lots A, B, and C, and a complimentary shuttle to and from the Smithsonian Ripley Center will run from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. with service to the Mandarin Oriental starting at 5:30 p.m. for the After-Party.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Smithsonian Associates – the cultural and educational programming unit of the Smithsonian Institution – and the YB Culture4Kids Fund, which provides support for DC area schoolchildren to attend Smithsonian Summer Camp and Discovery Theater performances.

We are delighted to have the Embassy of Argentina as Honorary Patron, and greatly appreciate the support of our 2008 sponsors. Thank you to our Teams: Capitol File; CIRCA; Harper’s Bazaar; Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC; Moët Hennessey USA; and Ralph Lauren. With additional support from: FIJI Water, Heineken USA, Legacy Concierge, Maserati of Washington, Ridgewells Catering, and Smathers and Branson

Tickets ($125 to $375): http://youngbenefactors.org/events/yb_polo.shtm