Week 6 of the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field, The Last Day of Polo for the Hampton's Summer, August 28, 2010
Bridgehampton, N.Y., August 28, 2010. It's hard to believe that it's the last day of polo for the summer. Hampton's residents look forward to Saturday afternoon walks through VIP tent's, tail gate tents and socializing during the huge afternoon cocktail hour. Of course, they look forward to the polo too. Today was a special day as the season nears a close. Hampton's Magazine and media mogul Jason Binn sponsored closing day. Today's VIP guests included NBA star Dwyane Wade from "Miami Heat" was escorted to the opening ceremony as our host, by Jason Binn and Debrah Halpert of Niche Media. Actress, Gabrielle Union joined Dwyane Wade for photos later. Other VIP's included NASCAR's jeff Gordon, Wilmer Vladerrama (That 70's Show), Beth Ostrosky Stern, Richard Jefferson from the San Antonio Spurs, Alex McCord from The Housewives of NY and her family, Dr. Ruth Westheimer amongst others. I spotted NY Rangers Rod Gilbert, Ginger Alden with husband, director Ron Leyser, Tracey Stern from Salon Tea, Neal Sroka with Howard Lorbers son, Jean Shafiroff who just chaired a very successful event for Southampton Hospital with Sharon Bush from Texas, Steve Boxer "The Boxer Foundation", Missy Lubliner "Divorce Your Jewels " and many others. Every where I turned I saw someone accomplished. This week, DJ Solange Knowles kept the crowd going at the SWAGG Mobile Application Lounge.
Norah Lawlor and her PR group " Lawlor Media" do a remarkable job every year. I don't know how they keep up with everyone; celebrities, VIP's, sponsors, guests and press but they do.
Season partners included: Mercedes-Benz, SWAGG, Blue Star Jets, Ralph Lauren, Patron, La Societe Stella Artois, Smart Water, Pop Chips, Coca-Cola, Bertaud Belieu Wines, Jarlsberg® cheese, Zino Platinum Cigars, Crumbs Cupcakes and Bakery, Financial Times, Susan Foster Jewelry and Hamptons Magazine.
A portion of proceeds from the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge go to South Fork Breast Cancer Coalition.
Until next year.
Story and Photos: Sara Herbert-Galloway