AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup presented by Nespresso returns and Polo Enthusiasts Celebrated at the Kick off Party after the Tournament By Betty Alvarez

AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup VII Kick Off party featuring the “Blank Silk by Megan Walsh” fashion show at the AMG Miami Beach Polo VIP Tent

The Polo Life, LLC announced the seventh annual AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup presented by Nespresso, the world’s largest and most prestigious Beach Polo tournament, taking place from to April 24th between 20th and 22nd Streets on the sands of South Beach, featuring South Florida native, veteran Polo player and renowned host of America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh. AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, returns for the second year as Title Sponsor and is displaying a stable of its own high performance vehicles alongside the well-trained thoroughbred horses.

The four-day, world class sporting event features top polo players from around the world competing in two tournaments for both men and women. “I am very excited to be part of this year’s AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup,” says Walsh. “As a long-time Polo enthusiast and player, I am very much looking forward to competing for the first time in this year’s tournament alongside some of the best players in the world. The event will help raise awareness for The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children and hopefully aid in our mission to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation. The Center continues to help with saving the lives of children for over 25 years.”

AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup VII Kick Off party featured the “Blank Silk by Megan Walsh” fashion show at the AMG Miami Beach Polo VIP Tent

“The AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup is not only a highlight of the social season, but a must-see event that is now a staple on the annual sporting calendar,” said Bruce Orosz, President and Co-Founder of The Polo Life, LLC. “The tournament has become a major attraction to general enthusiasts and Polo aficionados alike, who come to enjoy a sport steeped with tradition in a setting that is world-renowned, bringing considerable media attention through its appeal to the South Florida tourism industry.”

The traditional post-event awards ceremony will be held at the end of each tournament to commemorate both women’s and men’s competition winners, during which John Walsh, along with sponsor representatives from Mercedes-AMG and Nespresso, will present trophies to the men’s and women’s World Cup finalists.

General admission to the AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup presented by Nespresso and adjoining AMG Miami Beach Polo Retail Village is free, and concessions will be available for purchase. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for purchase. The VIP Tickets allow entrance to the shaded Grandstand, where free food and drinks are served. Ticket prices are $150 for Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd and 24th. Children 12 to 18 pay half the adult ticket price and children younger than 12 receive free admission. A percentage of all ticket sales will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, the tournament’s official charity partner for a second year.

For more information on the tournament and the events or to purchase VIP tickets, visit or call 305-538-3809.

Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011