YOUR PREMIER SOURCE FOR GOLD COAST REAL ESTATE !     CALL 312-953-9567

Chicago Beach Polo Arrives In Chicago

Kristine Farra In Crains : Chicago Beach Polo :

Northern Trust Exec Whitney Vogt Brings Polo To The Beach

Whitney Vogt, a senior vice president at Northern Trust, was among the riders competing at the World Cup Polo event held at North Avenue Beach over the weekend.

Indeed, she was named MVP for her play on the Lufthansa Private Jet team, which won the women’s championship.

Ms. Vogt started riding at an early age but says she was introduced to polo after college. A former U.S. Army officer and member of the Army’s polo team, she learned to play at polo clubs near bases across the country (Fort Lewis, Washington; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Fort Stewart, Georgia).

“Playing polo at North Avenue Beach was definitely a highlight,” she told me after the weekend play that brought a few thousand onlookers — including Elizabeth Brodsky (wife of attorney Joel Brodsky); boutique owner Trevian Kutti;  and Bentley Gold Coast dealership owner Joe Abbas.

“It was exciting to see the players and the crowd,” said Kristine Farra, whose Gold Coast Exclusive real estate firm was among the sponsors. “It’s going to be an annual event.”

Polo is familiar to old-school Chicagoans — chewing gum magnate Bill Wrigley Jr. remains an avid player, after all — but it’s new to the city beach. Given the polo event was sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka, however, it seemed right for the beach known for its party atmosphere.

~ Crain’s

PHOTO GALLERY: