The British Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (BRITCHAM) celebrated the final of its 8th. Annual British Polo Cup on an exceptional afternoon in Casa de Campo on February 25th.
The winning team was Power Infrastructure made up of the acclaimed Argentine polo player and champion Alejandro Muzzio, Bijai Sing, Modesto Constanza and Miguel Mendoza, who won the cup by beating the Casa de Campo team with a minimal difference. its player Leo Matos, who was replaced by Alexito Schad, son of player no. 4 of the same team, Alexander Schad with 14 years of age.
The referee was Federico Martelli with a game of exceptional plays. The tournament was organized jointly with Fernando Arata, director of Polo de Casa de Campo. The activity included the parade of the Cavalry of the Ministry of Defense, and the children of the Hogar del Niño interpreted the notes of the National Anthem.
“It was an event for the whole family where we awarded 8 cups, 1 MVP (or best player) award and an award for the best polo pony among other awards,” said Amauris Vásquez, president of Britcham. He added that even more importantly, an important cause will be supported in this edition that featured food trucks, drinks, a DJ, live music, and family games.
The British Chamber took the opportunity to recognize outstanding Dominican polo players who played in the first British Cup 33 years ago, such as Bijai Sing, Fernando González, Federico Schad, Ramón (Papo) Menéndez, Manuel José Baquero, Fernando Arredondo, Alfonso Paniagua, among others. Likewise, Maureen de Tejeda and Anton Tejeda were recognized for their support of the British Chamber and polo.
RD$2,500,000 was raised, which is aimed at supporting the needs of children through the Hogar del Niño and Save the Children Dominican Republic, focused on the development of reading and comprehension skills in 1st grade children. to 4th. of basic. This education program also collaborates with families and schools to guarantee the reintegration of all children into the educational system.
This event was carried out thanks to the support and solidarity of Central Romana, Banreservas, Autobritánica, Land Rover, INICIA, Saint George School, Reid & Compañía, Maserati, Infiniti, Liftag, Stihl, Club Car, Gulf, United Gas, Inversiones & Reservations Stock Market, Briport, United Capital Stock Market, Mercado Magazine, Bonanza Dominicana, Pernod Ricard, Royal Salute, Chivas Regal, Innis and Gunn Scotland, Pizza Hut, Rancho Don Rey, Mercedes Benz, Laboratorio Zoo, Vita Zoo Cerveza Canita , United Brands, La Estriberia, Hackett and Phresh Water.