Party Kicks Off YMCA’s Annual Polo For ‘Y’ Kids

On February 6, the YMCA of the Palm Beaches hosted its 10th annual Polo for “Y” Kids pre-party at Bice Ristorante. YMCA supporters from Wellington and Palm Beach filled a private back room and enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a Chinese auction in celebration of the upcoming 10th anniversary Polo for “Y” Kids event in March.

YMCA Board Member Raphael Clemente served as master of ceremonies. A highlight of the event was the Chinese auction, which gave a preview to some of the unique auction packages guests can expect at the main event. Most guests purchased tickets in arm lengths, and two of the night’s most popular items were a Grassy Waters airboat ride and Sasha Lickle jewelry.

On March 2, the YMCA of the Palm Beaches will present the 10th annual Polo for “Y” Kids beginning at noon at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. More than 450 guests will enjoy brunch and a silent and live auction, followed by the finals of the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup. All money raised at this event will go toward furnishing the new childcare building at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches.

This year’s event is a special anniversary celebration, and the auction items reflect the excitement. One of the most coveted items is a week of private polo lessons from Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips and Kris Kampsen.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Christina Frost at (561) 968-9622, ext. 237, or visit

The YMCA of the Palm Beaches has been serving the community since 1917 with a legacy committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by providing programs based on four basic character values — caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


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