Polo For Heart celebrates over 35 years of fundraising! Polo For Heart is considered one of Canada's most spectacular equestrian charity events, and offers the perfect venue to watch thoroughbred polo ponies and players from Argentina, United States and Canada as they compete for victory. The event has brought together players from around the world to the Gormley Polo Centre in Richmond Hill to participate in the world’s oldest team sport. In 2014, the event raised over 5$ million for heart and stroke related charities, such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Southlake Foundation.
Polo For Heart receives support from sponsors such as the Bank of Montreal, five-star luxury hotel Ritz Carlton, Upper Canada Mall, Jazz musician George St. Kitts and his band, Cadillac Fairview, Graywood Developments, Mercedes-Benz Downtown, VRG Capital, PACE Credit Union, Mayfair Clubs, Alterna Savings, The Teddington/The Millwood, York Regional Media Group, Cameron's Brewing, TAG Vodka and the Grange of Prince Edward Wines. For a fourth year, Lloyd Robertson has been named as Honorary Chair of the Polo For Heart Executive Committee.
At the event guests are treated to gourmet food and wine, a fashion show and entertaining jazz in the Ritz-Carlton Polo Pavilion. During the three day event from 11:30am to 4:00pm, guests have a chance to witness international polo matches, silent auctions, charming boutiques and daily half time entertainment.
In Canada, 315,000 are living with the after-effects of stroke, and the numbers are expected to increase in the next 10 to 20 years. The Polo for Heart event is a wonderful way to continue helping to create survivors. This year's Polo For Heart event will run from June 19 - 21, 2015. For details and tickets, visit www.poloforheart.org.
2015 news stats for the Toronto Polo Club's Interscholastic teams are as follows:
On February 12th, the Toronto Polo Club Interscholastic Girls team was victorious in the United States Polo Association (USPA) Northeastern Regional Interscholastic Girls Championship Tournament which was held from Feb. 6 to 8. The team’s final game score was 16 to 8. The team’s next tournament takes place March 5 to 8, and will be held in California for the North American Interscholastic Girls Championship Tournament.
The boys team, comprised of coach Scott Weir and players Mich Ward, Ryan Watchorn, Braedon McComb and Tyler Sifton, participated in the Regional Tournament final which was held on February 14 to 15 at Cornell University. The team beat Cornell on the Saturday and the next day won the Championship game against Country Farms with a close score of 22-18. On March 13 to 15, the boys team will advance to the Interscholastic Open National Finals in Houston.
Good luck to both teams! SHE Canada is rooting for you!