Polo Star, Model Ashley Busch Supports Polo For A Purpose Event Jan. 20 At IPC

Ashley Busch, a U.S. Polo Assn. brand ambassador and professional polo player, will be among the players competing.

Polo for Life will host the sixth annual Polo for a Purpose: Passage to India charity polo match benefiting pediatric cancer patients and their families on Monday, Jan 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.

The community is invited for an afternoon of polo, fun family activities and a chance to see the top players in the sport compete. The match will be followed by a ticketed authentic Indian cuisine dinner. For the first time, women will be competing in the polo match, including professional polo players Lucienne Elms and Ashley Busch, wife of Nascar legend Kurt Busch, who has no shortage of horsepower on her own end.

General admission is $20 per car and includes meet-and-greets with polo players in the Vendor Village, access to the Kids Zone and a chance to enjoy a polo match with some of the best athletes in the sport. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or online in advance. A tailgate package is $400 and includes 10 tickets and access to a field-side private tailgate tent. Tailgate packages must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at www.poloforlife.org.

To date, Polo for a Purpose has raised more than $1.2 million to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to find a cure for blood cancers. All proceeds from this year’s event will support the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST) in West Palm Beach, the Kids Cancer Foundation in Royal Palm Beach, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation in Hollywood, the Miami Cancer Institute in Miami and the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“I’m honored to represent female polo players for such an incredible cause,” said Busch, a U.S. Polo Assn. brand ambassador. “Polo for Life is an amazing organization, and I’m excited to partner with them helping children with cancer, and their families.”

Polo for Life, founded by Terrie Mooney and Brandon Phillips, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help support pediatric cancer patients and their families.

“We can’t forget that when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family is diagnosed with cancer,” Event Chair P.J. Rizvi said. “Polo for Life is now supporting local charities such as POST and the Kids Cancer Foundation. It’s not just about finding the cure, it’s about helping children and their families find a way to live until the cure is found.”

Mooney and Phillips created Polo for a Purpose as a charity polo match and luncheon to benefit the Palm Beach chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Phillips, a childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, is passionate about giving back to the community that supported him. To date, Polo for a Life has raised more than $1.2 million. Learn more at www.poloforlife.org.