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Ponies, Players Return to Miami Beach for Polo

After its appearance in Chicago, and on the way to a debut in China next year, beach polo returns to Miami Beach this weekend.

By Hannah Sampson, hsampson@MiamiHerald.com

Thomas Kato first came across beach polo as a spectator five years ago on Miami Beach.

He was hooked.

“I thought it was the most amazing thing I’d ever seen,” said the businessman, who lives in Miami and New York. “I said, ‘I need to play in this game.’ And I said, ‘I don’t even know how to ride horses.’”

Over the past few years, he’s bought horses, found a polo pro and learned how to play the “sport of kings.” And the credit card processing company that he founded and oversees as CEO, Merchant Hub, has become a sponsor over the last few years.

That’s the kind of devotion that a network of polo aficionados, led by promoter Bruce Orosz, is hoping to create around the world.

Miami Beach Polo World Cup, which started with women’s matches on Thursday, marks its eighth year in Miami Beach with a new title sponsor (Maserati) and an expansion last fall to Chicago under its belt.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/26/2769909/ponies-players-return-to-miami.html#storylink=cpy

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Merchant Hub Announces Team Sponsorship for 2012 Maserati Miami Beach Polo World Cup

Merchant Hub returns as a supporting team sponsor for the 8th annual 2012 Maserati Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the world’s largest and most prestigious Beach Polo competition, taking place from April 26th to April 29th between 20th and 22nd streets on the sands of South Beach, Florida.  Merchant Hub CEO, Thomas Kato – Patron of the team, has acquired 2 of the top professional players and polo favorites, Jamie Morrison and Luis Escobar.

"The Sport of Kings"

“This year’s Maserati Miami Beach Polo World Cup is expected to be our most distinguished tournament to-date,” said Bruce Orosz, President and Co-Founder of The Polo Life, LLC.  “Merchant Hub is thrilled to be apart of such an esteemed event that attracts the top polo players from all over the world,” said Thomas Kato, CEO of Merchant Hub & Merchant Hub Polo Team Patron.  Kato will also be making his debut into the polo world as a player in his first professional polo match.

General admission to competitions and adjacent Retail Village is free, and concessions will be available to purchase. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase. VIP tickets allow entrance to the shaded Grand stand, where free food and drinks are served.  A percentage of all ticket sales will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, the tournament’s official charity partner.

For more information on the tournament and the events or to purchase VIP tickets, visit http://www.miamipolo.com or call 305-538-3809.

About Merchant Hub

Merchant Hub, a multinational credit and debit card processing company, provides service to the world’s largest financial services providers, to the merchant around the corner, and to businesses and governments of all sizes in between. Our services ensure that your money moves accurately and securely anytime, anywhere.  Merchant Hub has established offices throughout the USA, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe.

For more information, please visit www.MerchantHub.com.