NEW YORK CHURCHILLIANS
GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT, September 19th- Over 100 people attended the high goal ‘Winston S. Churchill International Polo Cup’– which is sanctioned by the United States Polo Association and is played annually at The Greenwich Polo Club-Conyers Farm. The match is conducted jointly by the New York Churchillians and The Churchill Centre, with proceeds going to the Centre in support of it’s programs that promote the life and leadership lessons of Sir Winston Churchill.
As Churchill scholars are aware, and many if not most admirers know- Sir Winston was a championship polo player while serving in India in the late 1890’s, and he once famously said ” a polo handicap is a passport to the world”. Churchill played spirited polo until he retired at age 52– and was riding horses until age 76! This ‘Cup’ was thusly named in honor of Sir Winstons’ famous love of polo, all equine sports and the affection he displayed for animals- large and small.
As Honorary Event Chair Randolph Churchill, great grandson of Sir Winston, and guests looked on, ‘Team Churchill’ played ‘Emerging Traders’ in a spirited and highly competitive match that ‘see- sawed’ back and forth–with the lead alternately changing numerous times. Ultimately, Emerging Traders overcame Team Churchill.
Final Score : Traders 9 – Team Churchill 8.
Randolph Churchill presented all awards including the beautiful Baccarat crafted ‘Winston S. Churchill International Polo Cup’ trophy to the Victors’.
It was a magnificent day, and we wish to thank our donors and sponsors for making this event possibile:
-Marcus & Molly Frost
-Kristen Kelly Fisher
-Bertil & Elizabeth Lundqvist
-Tina Santi Flaherty
-The ’21’ Club
-Davidoff Cigars / Winston Churchill Collection
Randall Baker – Event Director