BLUFFTON, SC – The Rotary Club of Okatie is proud to present the 25th Polo for Charity match. Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 28 at Rose Hill Equestrian Center in Bluffton. The gates open at noon and the match kicks-off at 2 p.m. With a rich and vibrant history, it is considered one of the top social events of the fall in Bluffton. In addition to all the tailgating, good food, and competitive equestrian action on the field, all the proceeds go to a local charities.
25th MATCH CELEBRATION
New this year with the celebration of the 25th match is the unveiling of the prestigious Engel & Vӧlkers Cup that will be awarded to the winning Polo team. The silver cup will be a symbol for the 25th Polo for Charity match and this coveted prize will be displayed by the winning team sponsor in their offices for the entire year. And, Platinum team sponsor Lang Capital returns for the 4th consecutive year. Pete and Tracey Lang continue to support Polo For Charity as their biggest charitable event each year.
TAILGATING, FRIENDS, AND FASHION
Tailgate tents line the field and there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Your tailgate reflects you and can be as fancy or as simple as you want it to be. There are prizes given for Best Tailgate – so if you’re competitive, then you’ll want to step up your game.
What’s more important than the décor are the people you choose with which to spend the day! It’s a great way to have a FUN group outing for family and friends. Reservations for sponsorships and VIP patron positions on the field are still available, though filling fast.
Polo fashion is always as diverse as the food and drinks. Some patrons choose to dress to the nines, while others choose to go with “Lowcountry casual” (shorts and golf shirts.) At halftime, spectators are invited on the field to replace the mounds of grass that have been unearthed by the horses’ hooves. It’s always a fun time to “stomp the divots” and meet more of the spectators.
Proceeds will benefit the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes (LFWMH) – a local all-volunteer organization whose mission is to bring awareness to combat-wounded veterans of the Lowcountry. 100% of all proceeds raised by the LFWMH go directly to support services for veterans and their families located in the Lowcountry. “We are truly pleased that The Rotary Club of Okatie has partnered with us for the 2018 Polo for Charity Event” said Russ Spicer the founder of the LFWMH. “Proceeds raised from this event will go toward our 17th sponsored service dog from K9s for Warriors — the nation’s largest provider of service canines for disabled vets suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury. In honor of this event, this dog will be named ‘Okatie’ and will be paired with a deserving wounded warrior from our area.”
Support the event by becoming an Event Sponsor or by purchasing a Polo Tailgating Package. The Rotary Club can help you with all the details from tents, tables and chairs to arranging catering. You can support the event by purchasing a program ad, donating a raffle prize, buying a $5 raffle ticket or by becoming a “Friend of Polo” for just a $30 donation.
Of course, the most fun way to support the event is to attend the event. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, children 12 and under free.
For more information:
Barbara McFadden at 843-298-3055
Juli Lester at 843-384-8010.
To learn more about the event, follow on Facebook at Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity