The Event

The Bentley Denver Charity Polo Series will open up the region’s 2017 polo season.

 

Friday, June 9th  kicks off a full weekend long celebration of fun and philanthropy. Take Flight…Tonight with Bentley Denver supports equine-assisted activities and therapies programming at Temple Grandin Equine Center (TGEC) at Colorado State University, and is proudly presented by Bentley Denver and Colorado Heli-Ops.  The VIP reception features a live charity auction with remarkable offerings, premium cocktails, fine cuisine created by Denver top chefs, entertainment, and opportunities to take scenic helicopter flights of downtown Denver.  *Friday Night Event is 21 & Up.

  

 

Saturday, June 10th, the Denver Polo Club opens its gates for Family Day presented by Centura Health, to bring your friends and family to enjoy player’s practice, meet the polo ponies, family entertainment, BBQ, craft beer, plus sample fine wines and exotic cheeses, and get one of the nation’s first opportunities to experience first-hand the all new Bentley SUV, the Bentayga.

Sunday, June 11th will once again consist of three 10-Goal professional polo matches. Enjoy the event up-close from your own private, catered, ultra-exclusive side-board tailgate cabana or join the fun in the Bentley Lounge. The Bentley Lounge features the region’s best craft brewers, specialty drink concoctions, great gastronomy from many of the city’s renowned restaurateurs, an always competitive Men’s Best Dressed and Most Elegant Hat challenge for the ladies, a silent auction will benefit the American Heart Association, and then we’ll finish with an after-party that will be the talk of the town!  

  

  

Social Schedule

Friday night - Take Flight Tonight VIP Gala - National Western Stock show Complex - Stadium Hall - 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216 (map), 6-10pm

6:00- 7:45pm Dinner Stations and Cocktails

6:30pm- First Scenic Helicopter Fly Away 

7:45pm- Second Scenic Helicopter Fly Away   

8:00 - 8:45pm- Program, Live Auction
                         ** Entrance of Therapy Patients and Dr. Temple Grandin
                         ** Program and Video

** Dr. Grandin Presentation
** Live Auction Preview: 
(Breitling Watch with Bentayga and St. Regis Spa Getaway, WhistlePig Farm Experience)

8:45pm- Grand Prize Fly Away

9:30pm- Last Scenic Fly Away

9:15pm - 10:00pm – Drinks and Music

 A live charity auction sneak preview:

Let’s Talk Football

A behind the scenes experience, for 4 people, with Vic Lombardi and Altitude Sports to watch a live taping of “Let’s Talk Football” with special panel of NFL players (date to be agreed upon between bidder and donor).  2 lower level tickets to Denver Broncos Game against New York Jets (December 10, 2017).  Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two, at Morton’s Steakhouse.  Donated by Vic Lombardi, Zane Beadles Parade Foundation, and Morton’s Steakhouse.  FMV: $1,350

Black Hawk and the Broncos

Evening stay in Spa or Mountain Pine Suite dinner for Two at Timberline Steakhouse, at the Ameristar Black Hawk, and two 50 minute massages at Ara Spa, along with a Bentley driving experience for this two-day vacation (date to be agreed upon between donor and bidder).  Two Denver Broncos tickets in the Ameristar Suite (game to be mutually agreed upon between bidder and donor) with transportation provided to/from the football game.  Donated by Ameristar, Bentley Denver, and Towne & Country Transportation.  FMV: $2,200

A “Royal” Casino Experience

Two nights’ stay in a player suite at the Ameristar Kansas City with dinner for two at the Great Plains Steakhouse.  Two Suite tickets to a Kansas City Royals Baseball Game.  (Dates to be agreed upon between bidder and donor.)  Donated by Ameristar.  FMV: $1,800

Belize Beachfront Penthouse

Seven (7) nights’ stay in a 4 Bed/ 4 Bath Penthouse at The Villas at Cocoplum in Belize.  This 3,500 sq. ft. condo sleeps 12 and includes concierge service.  Walk out of your condo and directly onto the majestic Belize coast and into the Caribbean Sea.  Weather poolside, on the beach, adventuring, fishing, or SCUBA is your pleasure, this elite vacation spot will satisfy your desires.  SCUBA Certification for one person. (Dates to be agreed upon between donor and bidder.  All major US Holidays, a week before Easter until a week after Easter, and December 20 to January 5 are excluded.)  Donated by Boris Mannsfeld & Associates Belize Real Estate, and Zoology Foundation.  FMV: $12,600

Bentley / Breitling Experience in Aspen

A Breitling Limited Edition Timepiece that includes 47 jewels, a stainless steel case, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a rotating pinion bezel and variable tachymeter.  Two nights’ stay at the St. Regis Aspen, in a Suite Room, with spa treatment for two at Remede Spa, and Dinner for two at one of the resort’s restaurants. Bentley Bentayga Driving experience for this weekend vacation, along with a $500 credit to the Bentley Denver Boutique.  (Dates to be agreed upon between bidder and donor).  Donated by Bentley Denver.  FMV: $15,000

WhistlePig Farm Experience

Round trip airfare for two and chauffeur transfer to Shoreham Vermont Accommodations for two in the renovated WhistlePig Farmhouse. Private guided tour of WhistlePig’s distillery, chef prepared farm to fork meals, private VIP food and cheese pairings, and exclusive tastings with limited release WhistlePig whiskeys.  All leisure activities included, from hiking, fly fishing, canoeing/kayaking, harvest picking, snowshoeing, skiing, and brewery/vineyard tours.  (Dates to be agreed upon between donor and bidder.)  Donated by WhistlePig Distillery and Bentley Denver.  FMV: $12,000    Watch Whistle Pig Video

Down on the Bayou Fun

Three nights’ stay at L’Auberge Baton Rouge, with dinner for two at “18 Steakhouse”.  Option to attend a historic plantation for two, or two tickets to a tailgating experience and game at an LSU game on Sept 9 – vs. Chatanooga, Sept 23 – vs. Syracuse, or Sept 30 – vs. Troy.  Donated by Ameristar.  FMV: $2,600

An Exclusive Experience, of Your Choice

Your choice of a 4-night vacation in one of the following locations:  Scottsdale, Arizona; Telluride, Colorado; Lake Tahoe, California; or Sea Island, Georgia.  All vacation destinations are part of the Exclusive Resorts portfolio, which means they will be 3 to 4 bedroom luxury residences and every detail of the vacation will be managed by your personal concierge.  Private air charter for up to 8 people, provided by Mountain Aviation. (Dates to be agreed upon between donors and bidder).  Donated by Exclusive Resorts and Mountain Aviation.  FMV:  $18,000

 

Saturday Family Day - Brought to you by Centura Health – Hosted at the Denver Polo Club - 6359 Airport Road Sedalia, CO 80135 (map)

9:30am - Gates open

9:30am – 2:00pm - Polo Semi Final Matches on the South Field

10:30am – 2:00pm – Family games, Bubble Soccer, Equine therapy demonstrations, and more

10:30am – 2:00pm - Little Nest Photography brings kid sized step and repeat photos and balloon artist

11:00am – 2:00pm - Photo opportunities and meet greet with polo players and ponies

11:30am – 1:30pm – Off-Road Driving Experiences in the Bentley Bentayga SUV

      • Horseplay Production will be onsite and provide drone footage of test drives

11:30am – 2:00pm – Tivoli Brewing Company – Craft beer in the Bentley Hospitality Lounge

Noon – 2:00pm – Family friendly food and drinks provided

 

Sunday - Main Event / Polo Matches

Hosted at the Denver Polo Club - 6359 Airport Road Sedalia, CO 80135 (map)

9:00am – Gates open

9:30am – Consolation Final Match / Jay’s Valet vs: Temple Grandin Equine Center

11:00am – Consolation Final Match –Centura Health vs: Koelbel & Company

10:00am – Until sold out - General Admission - South Side Tailgate Tickets

10:00am – VIP Sideboard Cabana open

10:30am – 4:00pm – Bentley Motorcar Display

11:00am – 3:00pm – Bentley VIP Hospitality Tent Opens

   • Cocktails – Ketle One, Bulliet Bourbon, & Tanqueray 10 poured by Peak Beverages

   • Fine food offerings by Jing, Seasons 52, Maria Empanada, Three Tomatoes Catering, Uncorked Kitchen, Angelo’s & Carboy Wine Raw Oyster Bar

   • Live art demonstration, silent auction, and more

   • AED Authority presents wine, cured meats and cheese pairings with Mondo Market

11:45am – Welcome and Sponsor recognition by Emcee Corey Rose of 9 News

11:00am – 4:00pm – Ladies Lounge by Reign Magazine

   • Vert Beauty - hair and make-up touch up, hand massages

   • Accessory Bar

   • Candy “BAR” glamorous snacks and gourmet popcorn

   • Bubbly cocktails 

11:00am – 4:00pm – Men’s Lounge

   • Scissors & Scotch – Straight Shaves, Haircuts, Shoe Shines

   • Suerte Tequila Tasting Bar

   • Robusto Room Cigar Area

   • Icon Bespoke Suit Offering

11:00am – 4:00pm – WhistlePig Tasting Lounge

   • Relax among their actual whiskey barrels in sumptuous leather and enjoy VIP whiskey tastings

12:15pm – Freedom Riders entrance and flag ceremony

12:15pm – Ross Henderson singing the National Anthem

12:30pm – Championship Match – Wheels Up vs: Bentley Denver

2:15pm – Champagne Divot Stomp

2:30pm – Exhibition with Dr. Marvin Beeman, Master & Huntsman of Arapahoe Hunt and hounds

4:00pm - Awards presentation

4:30pm – After Party with DJ and BeeHive Productions