ABPA, BPAA JOIN FORCES ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Founders of the American Bicycle Polo Association and the Bicycle Polo
Association of America played on the
The American Bicycle Polo Association and the Bicycle Polo Association
of America, having teamed up to bring the U.S. its first International Bicycle
Polo Championship in 2004, have combined their domestic administrative efforts
in hopes of better promoting the growth of the sport. The united group,
incorporated in Washington State, will retain the ABPA name (but may jokingly
be referred to as the American Bicycle Polo Association of America). The
new ABPA is a 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. tax code, so it is able
to accept tax-deductible donations from supporters of the sport.
gold-medal-winning U.S. team in the 2004 World Championships in Vancouver,
Dennis Mullen and Dennis McQuerry (far left and second from left) were
founding members of the ABPA,
and Bill Matheson (third from left) founded the BPAA.