Sixth Annual Hamptons Cup Raises Money to Fight Poverty in New York City Event Raises Over $650,000 to Benefit Robin Hood
August 7, 2017, Water Mill, NY – Yesterday, hundreds of families attended the sixth annual Hamptons Cup presented by Cartier at the Equuleus Polo Club in Water Mill, New York. The event raised more than $650,000 for Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Because the event is fully underwritten by donors and sponsors, one hundred percent of ticket sales will go to helping low-income New Yorkers. Since its inception, the volunteer-led event has raised over $3.6 million to fight poverty. The match between Team NetJets and Team Solaia Capital featured international polo star Nacho Figueras, with Team NetJets winning the Hamptons Cup. Renowned players from around the world, including Mariano Gonzalez, Martin Pepa, and Magoo Laprida joined Figueras on the field again this year. Other notables such as Tomas Garcia del Rio and Inaki Laprida also played, and the match was umpired by retired former 10-goal player Cristian Laprida. It was a 20-goal contest – the highest level of play in the Hamptons. In addition to the charity match, families enjoyed a special kids’ area that featured pony rides and arts and crafts. At halftime children were given polo mallets for the traditional stomping of field divots, and post-match they were invited to take sunset lessons with professional players.
About Robin Hood Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, finds, funds and creates over 200 of the most effective programs, to help 1.8 million New Yorkers learn and earn their way out of poverty. Because our board of directors underwrites all operating costs, 100% of your donation goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need. www.robinhood.org Facebook: facebook.com/robinhood Twitter: @robinhoodnyc