Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

Sarasota Polo Club – Women’s International Polo Network

Sarasota FL: February 15, 2019 – The Sarasota Polo Club and the Women’s International Polo Network have announced the 2019 Sarasota Women’s Challenge Polo Tournament; Presented by Luhrsen Goldberg – Law Powered By Women®. The tournament will take place at the Sarasota Polo Club, February 27, 2019 – March 3, 2019. Just for Girls, Manatee County Girls Club, will join the tournament finals as a charitable beneficiary.

The tournament features approximately twelve women’s polo teams from across the United States segmented across three competitive handicap flights. The finals will be held on the Championship Field at the Sarasota Polo Club on Sunday, March 3rd, at 1 p.m. and will be an elite level 14-16 goal match.

Traditionally a male-dominated sport, women were officially welcomed into the United States Polo Association in 1972 with Sue Sally Hale breaking the gender barrier to become the first woman member. A devoted advocate of women in polo, Hale was alleged to have disguised herself as a man in order to compete in polo tournaments throughout the 1950s and 60s. Hale opened doors, created opportunities and propelled the sport of polo forward inspiring generations of women polo players who followed.

Presently women make up the fastest growing segment of polo in the United States.

“No longer do female polo players have to disguise themselves as men on the field,” said attorney Julie S. Luhrsen of Luhrsen Goldberg. “As a female-owned and operated law firm, we are thrilled to sponsor this event, and to support the drive and tenacity of these players as well as that of their predecessors, who have paved the way for the female presence in the sport.”

About Luhrsen Goldberg, Law Powered By Women®
Luhrsen Goldberg is a personal injury law firm based in Lakewood Ranch. Founded in June 2016 by Julie S. Luhrsen and Christina A. Goldberg, the attorneys and staff of the firm strive to provide personal, compassionate care to their clients. The firm, led by knowledgeable attorneys with more than 30 years of combined experience, takes pride in its referral-based clientele. Luhrsen Goldberg is involved in the communities it serves and is honored to be trusted to handle legal referrals by professionals throughout Florida and the Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa Bay areas.

About the Sarasota Polo Club
Established in 1991 as the first development in Lakewood Ranch, the Sarasota Polo Club has a remarkable legacy filled with stories of timber, cowboys, cold Milwaukee beer, and chewing gum. Polo is a community sport like no other. For decades the Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and part of the Sarasota social scene. During the 28th Polo Season, the Sarasota Polo Club welcomes upwards of 40,000 Sarasota-area polo fans throughout the 22-week polo season, every Sunday at 1 p.m., beginning Sunday December 2nd, 2018 through Sunday April 28th, 2019.

Media Contact: Ron Trytek Sarasota Polo Club
Direct phone: 941-704-8379