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The first Copa de Chicas for Charity polo tournament at the Yucatán Polo Club. Photo: Fantasma Polo Productions
The first Copa de Chicas for Charity polo tournament at the Yucatán Polo Club. Photo: Fantasma Polo Productions

The Copa de Chicas for Charity event made for a busy weekend at the Yucatán Polo Club.

Over 400 spectators came out to Komchen to watch two all-women teams battle it out.

The rival teams each represented rival hair salons: The Kate Miasik team beat Robert Abuda team in the finals 7 to 5.

The first Copa de Chicas for Charity polo tournament at the Yucatán Polo Club incudes a horseback fashion show. Photo: Fantasma Polo Productions
The first Copa de Chicas for Charity polo tournament at the Yucatán Polo Club includes a horseback fashion show. Photo: Fantasma Polo Productions

But the real winners were the children of the Caimede DIF orphanage. Proceeds totaling 32,000 pesos — raised at the silent auction — go toward 280 Christmas gifts for its little residents.

Copa de Chicas was created and promoted by Kimmy Suki, a longtime resident, business owner and polo player.

The first Copa de Chicas for Charity polo tournament at the Yucatán Polo Club. Photo: Fantasma Polo Productions
The first Copa de Chicas for Charity polo tournament at the Yucatán Polo Club. Photo: Fantasma Polo Productions

The players arrived from various countries. On the Abuda team: Veronica Boehm, Alejandra Silviera Puig, Scarlett Gomez, Yanin Manzanilla and Fabienne O´Neill. On the Miasik team: Kimberly Davin, Laura Wilson, Yvonne Leszinski and Ivana Manzanilla.

The silent auction included a donation by Ardens Jewelery, art donated by Antonella Pozzo Ardizzi, a marketing package by Yucatán Expat Life and a three-night stay at Ochenta y Dos.

On Saturday, guests were entertained by a horseback fashion show that featured Martin Lopez of Tócate IAP, the local breast cancer foundation.

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