Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

May 28, 2012

It’s the road to London, and it’s stopping at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center for one night.

This Friday, June 1st, the U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo team will have an exhibition game against the Croatian Men’s Olympic team. Both teams are considered gold medal contenders and there seems to exist a “fierce rivalry” between these two teams.

Following the game, attendees will be able to meet the Olympians from both countries. A dinner gala will also be held at the poolside, prepared by Onil Chibas Catering (formerly Elements Kitchen of Pasadena).

“This is a perfect opportunity for everyone, whether you are able to travel to the Olympics or not, to enjoy the spirit and hope of the games,” says Cathy Woolway, who, along with Debra Whitehouse, is chairing the event. “We are proud to be working with a dedicated committee and to spotlight water polo, one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.”

Sponsorships are available, starting at $2,000, which includes dinner and a table for 10 guests, seating with a team member, admission to a private pre-event reception with the athletes, a half-page ad in the program, recognition in the invitation and program and reserved match seating.

Also, for a $100, you can buy one of the 500 tickets to be sold and have a chance to win a 2012 Toyota Prius.

U.S. Olympic Water Polo Team vs Croatia
Friday, June 1st
VIP reception: 5:30 p.m.; Game: 6:30 p.m., followed by catered dinner with team members
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Tickets for game only: $30 adults; $25 children
Individual tickets for the game and gala dinner: $150 each
For more info,call Mary Pinola at 626.564.0330, x406, or visit

Olympic Committee: (L-R) Back Row: Kurt Knop, RBAC Exec. Dir.; Cristina Altmayer; Maureen Lennon; Mia Lee; Kathy Hollimon; C.J. Ramirez; Sue Clark; Mary Pinola, RBAC Dir. of Development; (L-R) Front Row: Michele Pratt; Leah McCrary; Cathy Woolway; Debra Whitehouse; Kristin Bennett; and Cynthia Cobb



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