Polo For A Purpose Set To Return To IPC On Jan. 20

The community is invited to attend Polo for a Purpose: A Passage to India, presented by Polo for Life, on Monday, Jan. 20 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington).

Polo for a Purpose is a star-studded charity polo match featuring local favorites Brandon Phillips, Nic Roldan, Kris Kampsen, Martin Pepa, Jeff Blake, Ashley Busch and Lucienne Elms as they charge across the pristine emerald fields at IPC.

The match will be preceded by the inaugural Vendor Village with gates opening at 2 p.m. and featuring more than 20 community vendors spearheaded by Dr. Randy Laurich of the Wellness Experience.

Children are invited to enjoy the Kids Zone activities. At 4:30 p.m., the match will begin as riders come together in support of one of their own.

Phillips, co-founder of Polo for Life with Terrie Mooney, a childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, is determined to give back to the community that supported him as a child and help other families who are going through the same uncertain battle his family went through years ago.

A special group of local children battling blood cancers will be treated to the star experience, meeting with the players and having the opportunity to tell their stories.

Attendance for the match is complimentary, with a nominal parking fee of $20 per vehicle.

Sponsorship, vendor spaces and tailgating opportunities are available at www.poloforlife.org.

Following the match there will be a ticketed authentic Indian cuisine dinner, a live auction featuring exclusive experiences and a silent auction that will also be available online. P.J. Rizvi and Visse Wedell return as co-chairs for the evening, along with Phillips, who is serving as honorary chair.

Both women have been instrumental in the success of Polo for a Purpose, which has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception to support the Palm Beach chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As the match has grown, so has its beneficiaries. For 2020, the activities will benefit the Kids Cancer Foundation, the Pediatric Oncology Support Team, the Miami Cancer Institute, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more information, as well as dinner tickets, contact Terrie Mooney at (561) 644-7124 or terrie@poloforlife.org.