Detroit Polo Club
Polo Grounds & Stables Located in Hartland, MI
29488 Woodward Ave. #177 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
August 13, 2008 Detroit, Michigan
The beautiful grounds of the DETROIT POLO CLUB was the stage for the POLO CHALLENGE CUP between Roy Link’s LINK ENGINEERING TEAM and Patrick Smith’s COMMANDO LOCK TEAM on August 10, 2008. Prior to the match a delicious luncheon was attended by 130 beautifully attired guests. A Best Lady’s Hat contest was held in addition to the usual Best Playing Pony (BPP) and Best Player (BP) awards. It was a hard fought & evenly matched game that saw COMMANDO pull ahead in the sixth & final chukker for a 7-5 victory.
A crowd of approximately 250 spectators enjoyed solid & highly competitive play by both teams for this fun polo challenge. The diverse crowd had spectators from all over Michigan & Ohio plus guests from Germany, England, Columbia and Canada and a group from the Detroit Rugby Club. The weather was cloudy & quite windy but luckily the match was concluded without threatened rain. The fun hat contest and numerous prizes of DPC, Link & Commando shirts & hats keep the crowd enthused and laughing.
LINK was the winner in 2007 and COMMANDO seemed determined to tie the series for bragging rights. Best Playing Pony went to LEMONADE a six-year old bay American Thoroughbred mare owned and played by COLLIN Mc COSH who also won the Best Player award. Best Lady’s Hat award went to Ms. JENNIFER MEJIA a guest of Mr. Matt Link of Link Engineering. PATRICK SMITH who played well for his COMMANDO LOCK team accepted the winner’s trophy from Ms. Kim Marsh, President of COMMANDO. Ms. Marsh also presented beautiful silver plate trophies to the COMMANDO team engraved with the USPA logo.
MERLE & VERA JENKINS (Merle is the founder of the Detroit club) were excited and proud to see three of their grandsons playing in the match – COLLIN Mc COSH, JEREMY JENKINS and STEVEN JENKINS. The LINK team consisted of Christian Tennant, Dr. Mark Frenchi, Jeremy Jenkins, Danielle Kuper, Seamus Dillon and Matt Johnson. The COMMANDO team was Patrick Smith, Collin Mc Cosh, Steven Jenkins, Dan Mc Guire and Katie Johnson. Sande Weiler & Donna Corwin were time/score keepers and Emmalyn Partlow was umpire. Jerry Hutcheson was the announcer/commentator.
The DPC has about a month of back-to-back 8 goal tournaments on tap and are always happy to welcome any out of town players or spectators. Their website is www.detroitpoloclub.com. - 30 -
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT J. HUTCHESON, jerry@detroitpoloclub or call (248) 854-7725. Thank you for your help and cooperation.