Luis Escobar, Jeff Hall, Chris Dawson
Lucas Escobar, Tatu Gomez Romero, Nico Escobar
Hawaii Polo Life Team Black & White hit the field.
Hawaii Polo Life brought national talent back to the North Shore on Sunday, June 9 where Luis Escobar, his two sons Nico and Lucas, and Jeff Hall took the field. They were joined by team owner (Hawaii Polo Life Visionary & Founder) Christopher Dawson and (Polo Manager) Argentine Player Tatu Romero. This event was the crowning highlight of their 11-day player exchange in Hawaii.
Dawson started the Player Exchange program back in 2015 when he brought 8 goal player, Nic Roldan and team owners, Melissa and Mark Ganzi to Hawaii. "The Hawaii Polo Life player exchange program allows me to play with some of the best players in the world, who also happen to be my friends, and provide an amazing vacation for them." said the social entrepreneur. "Not to mention, it gives my horses the opportunity to be ridden to their full potential."
VIP guests of the Hawaii Polo Life lounge came to cheer on the athletes for their last weekend. Including Hannah Brown (@chu_chi_face), Brittan Byrd (@brittan_byrd), Lauren Teruya (@laurenteruya), and Miss Hawaii 2016 Chelsea Hardin (@chelsea_hardin).
In addition to stellar polo, the players surfed Waikiki in an outrigger canoe, stand up paddled through an old Hawaiian Village, experienced a backyard Luau, swam with sharks and stayed in an ultra private beach-front house on the North Shore of Oahu. Besides eternal sunsets, the Hall and Escobar families formulated eternal family bonds with the fans of Hawaii Polo Life.
While both families have played polo all over the world, from Florida to Argentina, Hawaii will forever hold a special place in their life.
"The trips to Hawaii are always such a wonderful and amazing experience." said 7-goaler, Jeff Hall. "It gets more beautiful with every visit. My wife Michelle and I love the culture of this state and this trip was especially nice because we got to bring our kids with us."
Dawson confirmed, "Having a strong family unit is very important to me as a father, and so with this trip I extended the invitation to both Jeff's and Luis's sons (who have never been to Hawaii) and they soaked it all in. It was a pleasure to play with Luis and his sons who are fast approaching high goals as well as watch Jeff's young boys on the sides supporting their dad. The most important thing about this trip was that I could share these experiences with my son, Kawailoa. Watching Kawailoa play with the other boys and seeing all of the generations together in one place makes this all worth it."
What surprise player will be playing in Hawaii this week? Stay tuned to the Hawaii Polo Life Blog and Social Media channels for details.
Check out our Hawaii International Polo Association (HIPA) website for more photos from this epic week!