The Grand Champions Polo Club and the International Polo Club Palm Beach will celebrate the success of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club and honor its namesake with a day of polo later this month.
The Great Futures Celebrity Polo Match and Great Futures Brunch at Polo benefiting the local Boys & Girls Club are planned for Sunday, March 15.
Co-chairs include Marc and Melissa Ganzi, Joe and Diana DiMenna, Marwan Mohey-El-Dien and Laura Guarisco, and Ray and Terrie Mooney.
The Great Futures Boys & Girls Club Polo Day kicks off at 10 a.m. at Grand Champions with a celebrity, three-team, round-robin polo match featuring honorary event chairs, Ralph Lauren’s “Face of Polo” Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras and America’s Most Wanted/The Hunt star John Walsh.
The morning match will be free to the public. The three teams will also include top polo professionals and patrons of the game. The celebrity polo match will be followed by a 12:30 p.m. brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, is excited about the big day.
“March 15 will be Boys & Girls Club Day at IPC. Our club members and their families will have the opportunity to be an integral part of our celebration, including the singing of the national anthem. A silent and live auction will be included in the afternoon festivities,” she said. “I’d like to personally thank our dedicated and hardworking committee members, Juan Salinas, Michelle Hall and Christin Rutz, for all of their support.”
ABOVE: Laura Guarisco, Marwan Mohey-El-Dien and Diana DiMenna; (back row) Melissa Ganzi, Ray and Terrie Mooney, and Neil Hirsch.