n Benefit event set for July 23, 24

The Oregon Polo Classic, the state’s first charity polo event, is set for July 23-24 at Hidden Creek Polo Club in West Linn. Presented by the Classic Wines Auction (CWA), the two-day event will feature activities for both kids and adults, including hat competitions, opportunities to meet the horses and players, a lunch buffet, silent auction and traditional champagne divot stomp.

Money raised by the Oregon Polo Classic will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and CWA’s five legacy charity partners. Event proceeds will support children and families in need throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. CWA has raised nearly $40 million for its benefiting charities since its inception in 1982.

“We’re thrilled to announce our newest fundraising event and eager to introduce Portlanders to the sport of polo,” said Heather Martin, executive director for Classic Wines Auction. “Polo is exhilarating to watch and this event will provide guests a great opportunity to watch the excitement while enjoying time outdoors and socializing with friends and family over good food and wine.”

The Oregon Polo Classic is a weekend-long event, with Family Day featured from noon-4 p.m. July 23 and Championship Day from noon-5 p.m. July 24.

On Family Day kids will get a chance to learn about polo, meet some of the players and their horses, and participate in a fun hat competition. Tickets include a specialty lunch for kids and adults, as well as four adult beverage tickets for craft beer, wine and specialty event cocktails. Tickets start at $25 for kids 13 and older, and $75 for adults. Kids 12 and younger can attend for free. Tickets for the Veuve Clicquot VIP area are $150.

Championship Day is specially designed for adults 21 and older. Attendees will see the first Oregon Polo Classic Champion crowned on Championship Day. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best garden party attire, extravagant derby hats and seersucker suits. The day will include multiple polo matches, a lunch buffet and a traditional champagne divot stomp. Championship Day will also feature a silent auction and a whiskey and cigar tent. Silent auction items will include wine, travel packages, beauty services, local excursions and gift certificates to area retailers. Championship Day tickets are $175 for general admission and $250 for exclusive access to the Veuve Clicquot VIP area.

Oregon Polo Classic tickets range in price from $25 for youth admission on Family Day to $3,000 for a reserved sponsor table for 10 on Championship Day. Weekend passes for adults are also available at a reduced price.

Hidden Creek Polo Club is located at 3000 S.W. Homesteader Road in West Linn.

For more information about the Oregon Polo Classic and to purchase tickets, call 503-972-0194 or visit

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