For Immediate Release
Media Contact : Catherine Zachariadis
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Polo Players Support Group Welcomes 5 Star Builders, Keith and Michelle Whitman as Sponsors of Lucchese 40-Goal Challenge
Wellington, Fla. - Jan. 12, 2019 - The Polo Players Support Group (PPSG) would like to welcome 5 Star Builders as the Best Playing Pony sponsor of the 2019 Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge. The highest rated polo tournament in North America returns to the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida on February 16, 2019 where several of the world's best polo players and ponies will compete for top honors. Last year's Best Playing Pony honors were awarded to Hilario Ulloa's grey mare, Future Lituana.

BPP Lituana owned and played by Hilario Ulloa. Photo: David Lominska/

Specializing in the ultimate equestrian properties, 5 Star Builders is the premier builder of equestrians in South Florida. Using their expertise and imaginative perception combined with high specifications to cater to personal vision, 5 Star Builders has over 76 years of experience creating the most acclaimed equestrian facilities in the winter horse capital of the world.
Joining the Lucchese 40-Goal sponsorship family is Keith and Michelle Whitman as a co-sponsor of the gourmet, seated dinner following the awards ceremony. The dinner, which takes place in The Pavilion at IPC, is known for its casual and fun atmosphere while polo players and enthusiasts enjoy the exceptional silent and live auctions. The PPSG is anticipating an outstanding year of polo, fundraising and fun.

In 2018, the Polo Players Support Group was selected for the 2018 Best of Wellington Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Wellington Award Program. The Best of Wellington Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Wellington.

"The Polo Players Support Group is very grateful to be awarded the Best of Wellington Award in the Non-Profit category," said Dave Offen, executive director and co-founder of the Polo Players Support Group. "Since inception in 2002, the PPSG has awarded over $2.5 million in assistance grants to 80 different seriously injured or ill professional polo players and grooms. The PPSG has made a huge difference in the lives of these members of our polo family and the lives of their families."

President and co-founder of the PPSG, Dave Offen (left) pictured with Del Walton at the 2018 Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge. Photo: David Lominska/Polographics

To purchase tickets to the 2019 Lucchese 40-Goal Polo Challenge, click here. To learn more about the PPSG or to make a donation, visit

Keith & Michelle