Kevin O’Leary, Jeremy Shockey, Alexis Stoudemire And More Flock To Star-Studded Beach Polo World Cup 2018

Kevin O'Leary, Tito Gaudenzi, & Daymond JohnPhoto Credit: Seth Browarnik/World Red Eye

The first weekend of 2018 was off to a fantastic start as Beach Polo World Cup returned to the sands of the W South Beach for a very VIP affair. The three-day event brought in the likes of celebs from all over the country including Shark Tank‘s Kevin O’Leary and Daymond JohnSex and the City writer Candace BushnellAlexis Stoudemire, Jeremy Shockey and former Victoria’s Secret model Inés Rivero.

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Alexis Stoudemire & Friend at David Yurman Pop Up at Beach Polo World Cup

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The A-listers enjoyed the exciting lineup of polo matches from Friday through Sunday in the comfort of the gorgeous VIP lounge where they had a front-row view of the action. Inside, they enjoyed sips of Macallan, Chateau d’Esclan and La Croix, as well as bites of gourmet food like empanadas, charcuterie platters, pasta, meat dishes and more.

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Jeremy Shockey

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Throughout the weekend, six teams of the world’s top players competed for the Beach Polo World Cup including Nic Roldan, Ricardo Mansur, Rommy Gianni and Juan Bollini. On Saturday, the tournament featured the Bal Harbour Village Women’s Cup and on Sunday the teams came together for a charity match supporting the event’s official charity partner, The Bass Museum.

Polo Match
Polo Match

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Following the charity match, the traditional awards ceremony ensued, which commemorated the winners of the competition. The La Martina team including Riley Ganzi, Juan Bollini and Jesse Bray earned the winning title of Beach Polo World Cup while Nic Roldan of the Macallan team was named MVP.

Ines Rivero
Ines Rivero

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“We couldn’t be more excited to see our vision come to fruition with the return of Beach Polo World Cup. After five years of tireless work, we are thrilled to have reintroduced the event in its proper form, and look forward to many successful years to come!” said Tito Gaudenzi, Founder of Beach Polo and President of Lifestyle Companies.

VIP guests were treated to gift bags courtesy of Acqua Di Parma upon departure as they ended the experience in style.

This year’s Beach Polo World Cup was sponsored by W South Beach, David Yurman, La Martina Polo, Karma Automotive, Macallan, Chateau d’Esclan, Bal Harbour Village, Douglas Elliman South Florida, La Croix, People From Barbados, Bruno Magli, Grand Champions Polo Club amongst many more.

Kevin O'Leary and Paddington the Pom Photo Credit Michelangelo Photography
Kevin O’Leary and Paddington the Pom

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