Pounding hooves. Frilly hats. Nose-tickling champagne. These were all featured on the lawn at the Spokane Polo Club last Sunday at the Cobra Roofing Polo Classic, a fundraising event for the Spokane Ronald McDonald House. The Polo Classic is the largest event of its kind west of the Mississippi River.
My wife, Chris, and I were invited to attend with Mark and Marti D'Agostino, owners of Meridian Construction. Marti is also the Development Director for Ronald McDonald House.
Over 1,200 people attended the event, enjoying a fabulous artwalk, an exciting game of polo (won by the Washington Trust Bank team 6-4), fine food by Fery's Catering, and a great silent auction.
While it was a warm, sunny day, guests were comfortable drinking and dining under the shade of white tents, and by the shade cast by hundreds of elaborate hats worn by the beautifully-attired women.
The event was a fun opportunity for people watching, as everyone attended in their polo finery. It was great to see so many friends and clients supporting such a wonderful cause, and impressive and heartening to see such a quality event put on in Spokane. Over 300 volunteers gave their time to assist in making things just right.
Congratulations to the Spokane Ronald McDonald House, and thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and team that coordinated the event. And a particular thanks to Mark and Marti. We really had a great time.