This past weekend in Water Mill, hundreds of families attended the Sixth Annual Hamptons Cup presented by Cartier at the Equuleus Polo Club. The event raised over $650,000 for the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization that continuously finds, funds, and creates effective programs that have led approximately 1.8 million New Yorkers out of poverty. Because the Hamptons Cup is completely funded by donors and sponsors, one hundred percent of ticket sales went directly towards helping low-income New Yorkers.
Since its inception, the volunteer-led event has raised over $3.6 million to fight poverty. This year’s co-chairs included Diana and Joe DiMenna, Lise and Michael Evans, Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, and more.
“Robin Hood supporters are an amazingly diverse group– all committed to increasing economic mobility. We’re so honored Diana, Joe, Delfina and Nacho are so focused on helping New Yorkers living in poverty,” said Wes Moore, chief executive officer of Robin Hood.
The match between Team NetJets and Team Solaia Capital featured international polo star Nacho Figueras, as well as other renowned players like Mariano Gonzalez and Martin Pepa. During half time, everyone fled towards the field for the traditional stomping of divots. The game was a 20-goal contest—the highest level of play recorded in the Hamptons, and concluded with a win by NetJets.
“Every August, I look forward to competing in the Hamptons Cup, and Delfina and I love supporting Robin Hood,” said Nacho Figueras, a co-founder of the event. “We’ve had the pleasure of visiting the community programs that will benefit from this match and see firsthand the lifesaving difference they are making. I’m so proud that the polo community has rallied behind this great cause, and I thank them for their continued commitment.”
Aside from the charity polo match, the event provided a special area for kids that featured pony rides and arts and crafts, post-match sunset lessons with polo pros, a delicious Argentine barbecue, an open bar, and gift bags by Cartier.
We are definitely looking forward to next year’s festivities!