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An Inside Look at Our Charity Polo Cup in Vero Beach

Posted on March 02 2018

This month, Maria Canale took part in the Windsor Charity Polo Cup in Vero Beach, Florida.  Recognized as the premier high-goal charity match of the season, the event’s proceeds assisted the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County.  The event was held at the exclusive Windsor sporting club community.

Maria Canale and the Polo Players

The festivities kicked off with a Player’s Reception Cocktail Party, held in Windsor’s Clubhouse. In partnership with local retailer Belle Cose, select pieces from Maria’s collection were on display for attendees to shop. Guests such as Delfina Blaquier, influencer and wife of renowned polo player Nacho Figuras, enjoyed trying on the collection in an intimate setting.

Patti Peterson, Prior Parker and Maria Canale at Windsor Charity Event
Maria Canale and Deborah Brooks, Co-founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, at Windsor Player’s Reception

To support the foundation, Maria Canale donated a coveted $50,000 necklace and earring set, which was raffled off to one lucky winner!  The prize was showcased at the event’s VIP cocktail reception, and during the match.

Pastiche Starburst Medallion Diamond necklace and earring set

The Polo Cup was a fabulous event, with an elegant tented field-side luncheon, a luxury retail village, a silent auction and raffle, and wonderful company.

Maria Canale and Jane Carter-Getz, owner of Belle Cose, at Windsor Player’s Reception

In partnership with our local retailer, Belle Cose, Maria Canale’s designs were on display at the event’s exclusive retail village.  Attendees shopped the collection, which is available at Belle Cose through the end of the winter season.

Maria Canale and Marion DeVogel at Belle Cose

During the luncheon, speeches were given from Windsor Charity Polo Cup co-chairs The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, co-founder and Creative Director of Windsor, and Salvatore Ferragamo, the grandson of the esteemed footwear designer and leader of his family’s expanding wine business. 

The luncheon was followed by the raffle drawing and polo match. Needless to say, the winner was very thrilled with their new earring and necklace set!

Maria Canale and the winner after announcement