U.S. Polo Assn. and Palm Beach TDC Celebrate Women’s Equality Day Today with Launch of TV and Digital Show that Highlights Six Unique Women Who Have Advanced the Sport of Polo
WHAT: Are sponsoring the new television and digital show “Women in Polo: The Palm Beaches,” a 30-minute in-depth look at the inspirational and fearless female polo players of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
WHEN: Show debut’s on Sept. 1 (Labor Day Weekend)
U.S. Polo Assn. and Palm Beach TDC Celebrate Women’s Equality Day
WHY: The show’s release is in conjunction with USPAGL’s Women’s Initiative, “Inspiring Others,” a year-long campaign celebrating female polo players and supporting women’s training programs, charities, tournaments, lifestyles and fashion. The launch is also uniquely timed with Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on Aug. 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted all women the right to vote.
“Women in Polo: The Palm Beaches” profiles six inspiring women who are changing the face of the sport, beginning with the late, great Sunny Hale, a polo pioneer and the first woman to win the U.S. Open Polo Championship. Viewers will meet Dawn Jones, a polo patron and advocate for female players (and wife of Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones), as well as Pamela Flanagan, a young, polo-playing lawyer who rescues horses and transforms them into polo ponies. The show also takes an in-depth look at the exciting lives of two U.S. Polo Assn. Global Brand Ambassadors: Hope Arellano, a young polo phenom, and Ashley Busch, fashion designer, model and wife of NASCAR Superstar Kurt Busch. The show takes a detour outside Palm Beach County to meet Shariah Harris, a young woman from Philadelphia’s Work To Ride program, who is defying the odds by earning a full scholarship to play polo at Cornell University, and making history as the first African American woman to play in a high goal polo tournament.