Dinner Under the Stars
Earlier this year Maserati Perth played host to what has fast become the social event of the year in Western Australia, Dinner Under the Stars. The dealership, in its stylish new headquarters helped raise $413,000 for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Amazingly this lavish dinner which dominates the Perth social scene is only in its second year. One of the reasons is that the organisers have turned on its head the traditional idea of charity auction. Although a centre piece of the action was the chance to bid on a Maserati Levante S, the majority of the fundraising saw bidding on essential equipment for the hospital. For example, $41,868 donated by mining businessman Chris Ellison saw the hospital gain equipment to monitor seizures in new born babies and included funds raised to furnish the breakout space in the Oncology Adolescent Lounge at the new children’s hospital.
The success of Dinner Under the Stars means that Melissa Karlson and the 103 members of Be Giving have, in just 18 months, raised more than one million dollars for children’s health in Western Australia.
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country it may have been about boats, but Maserati was at the heart of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show exhibiting its range along the famous boardwalks. Tired of all things water, boaties turned to the vehicle display to consider the performance available on dry land. Not to mention, with the arrival of the Maserati Levante it’s now possible to tow a boat with an Italian masterpiece. Who would have ever thought!
Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy
In the UK, where they talk horse power and not kilowatts, Maserati came together with British royalty at the Beaufort Polo Club for the rematch between Team Maserati and Team Dhamani 1969.
Playing in the match at the historic British ground was a very special guest; HRH The Duke of Cambridge who played on the Maserati team alongside England International star player, Malcolm Borwick, as well as Bruce Merivale-Austin and Josh Cork.
His Royal Highness took part in the game in aid of Centrepoint, of which The Duke is Patron and in support of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, of which The Duke is President.
Victory was secured by Team Maserati, whose powerful performance saw a final score of 6 – 5 ½. After an impressive showing, the Maserati Most Valuable Player prize was presented to Karan Thapar.
2018 is the fifth year Maserati and its polo apparel partner, La Martina, have hosted a polo tour, with the UK match being the second of three polo events on the calendar. The 2018 season spans eight months and visits some of the most exclusive polo destinations in Europe.