Wellington, FL – January 3, 2011 – Tackeria Owner, local celebrity, and voice of Polo, Tony Coppola, has been awarded Wellington the Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010.
Originally from Long Island, NY, Coppola’s love of Polo brought him to South Florida in 1969. Early on, he spent winters in Florida playing the sport he loved, but eventually opened the Tackeria in a bus in Lake Worth at the Gulfstream Polo Club. He has since moved the store twice and has settled in the best location possible on South Shore Boulevard in the heart of Wellington’s equestrian community.
In addition to owning the Tackeria, Coppola also serves as the announcer each Sunday for Polo at the International Polo Club during the season. He was the announcer for the First Annual International Gay Polo Tournament held in 2010, and will again serve as this year’s announcer. The 2nd Annual International Gay Polo Tournament will be held April 2, 2011 at Grand Champions Polo Club. Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Compass and Gay Polo all supported Coppola’s nomination.
Congratulations to you, Tony!
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