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2018 Jamaica Trip Recap

OAK BROOK POLO TEAM'S TRIP TO JAMAICA TO COMPETE AT THE HISTORIC KINGSTON POLO CLUB

Friday, February 28th, 2018

On Thursday, February 22nd the Oak Brook Polo Team departed for Kingston, Jamaica where we were greeted by a member of the Jamaica Tourist Board (“Visit Jamaica”) who let us cut the line through customs before meeting up with our hosts Marc and Zander Melville. Within seconds we had Red Stripes in hand and where toasting to a fun weekend of good friends, sun and polo. After the team checked into the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, we freshened up and had a few Red Stripes and aged Jamaican Rum by the pool before leaving for Mark Wates home, a second-generation Jamaican polo player and father to former Oak Brook Polo Team player, Jason Wates, in Bog Walk, Jamaica. We were greeted by other members of the Jamaican polo community, including Rachel Turner, John Byles, Jorge Donovan, and Kelly Wates. The evening was filled with new and old friends sharing hysterical and sometime tearful stories of their times in Oak Brook and Jamaica. Multiple speeches were made from both teams celebrating a rekindled friendship between both nations.

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