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Menlo Polo Club 90th Anniversary

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Menlo Polo Club Hosts Third Annual ExpertQuote Silicon Valley Polo Classic In Celebration of Anniversary

ATHERTON, Calif., May 14, 2013 – It’s been dubbed “hockey on horseback” or “chess at 35 mph” – either way this full-contact sport on 1500 lb. animals is not for the faint of heart. That sport, of course, is polo, the sport of kings, now played also by princesses and queens. It is the only sport where men, women, amateurs and pros, in partnership with some of the most beautiful and best-trained animals in the world compete on the same field -- at the same time.

On Sunday, June 9th teams comprised of local and out-of-town amateur and professional players are expected to compete for trophies in the finals of the ExpertQuote Silicon Valley Polo Classic.   The event, free and open to the public, is part of the Menlo Polo Club’s 90th Anniversary celebration.  The tournament also benefits The Polo Training foundation.

“The Menlo Polo Club is distinguished as being one of the oldest clubs in California, second only to Santa Barbara Polo Club,” said Lyn Jason Cobb, president of the Menlo Polo Club.  “My grandfather, William Gilmore, founded the club in 1923 and served as president until the war.  My father, Mack Jason, took the reins after the war and served as the Menlo Polo Club president for 46 years.   As a third generation player, it’s been my pleasure to also serve as president and watch the club thrive.  And I can’t imagine a more appropriate way to celebrate our 90th year than with The Silicon Valley Polo Classic and through the support of our generous title sponsor and partner, ExpertQuote.”

“ExpertQuote is proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Third Annual Silicon Valley Polo Classic,” said Raj Singh, ExpertQuote’s chief operating officer.  “As a company that provides benefits consulting to many of the Valley’s start-ups and sports teams, we find it fitting to be part of the fabric of this community and partner with such a longstanding and prestigious club.”

The tournament will be played at The Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, California from 11:00 am to 5:00pm. 


  In addition to title sponsor ExpertQuote, many previous sponsors have returned to support the third annual tournament including The Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Coupa Café and Cheval Polo.

About ExpertQuote

ExpertQuote (EQ) is a top, Business Journal recognized, corporate benefits firm specializing in all aspects of Group Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision) for high tech startups to large firms including museums, dealerships, municipal parks and banks.  The firm has the distinct privilege of representing three Professional Bay Area Sports Teams: the San Jose Sharks, EarthQuakes and San Francisco Bulls.  ExpertQuote is proud to have earned the prestigious “Advantage Status” with Anthem BlueCross & the “Business Leadership Roundtable” with Kaiser Permanente for excellence in service.

ExpertQuote is legendary for its strategy for improving a company’s benefits while reducing annual expenditures. Please visit our website at http://www.EQSavingsSolution.com   for an illustration of the strategy used to secure over six and seven figures of annual savings for their clients EQ offers a Full Concierge Model to become your complete outsourced benefits team, handling Open Enrollments, Employee Questions, and Carrier Onboarding, including implementing a complimentary HRIS system.

About The Menlo Polo Club

Founded in 1923, the Menlo Polo Club is one of the oldest polo clubs in California.  As a member of the United States Polo Association (USPA) the club plays as part of the USPA Pacific Coast Circuit, which is largest of the 13 Circuits that make up the USPA. Encompassing the state of California, the Pacific Coast Circuit is home to 34 clubs and over 525 registered polo players.  For more information, visit www.menlopoloclub.com or become a Facebook Fan at https://www.facebook.com/MenloPoloClub

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