News from Assistance League of Indianapolis
A polo match is always a great time for everyone to get together with their friends, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy an exciting event. Some bring tents and set up elaborate tables covered in light champagne and fine cheeses, while others simply sit on their tailgates and drink a refreshing, cold beer.
A great evening of polo, family, friends, and food took place on September 30th in support of Assistance League of Indianapolis and Indiana Hands and Voice. The day's activities included a 50/50 raffle, Stick Pony Races, Divot Stomp, Sponsor Tents, and the polo games.
Hickory Hall Polo Club - Est. 1992: Polo has been in the Indianapolis area for over 50 years where it was played along the White River, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, at Rancho Alegre in Zionsville, and most recently at Hickory Hall Polo Club. Hickory Hall Polo Club is the only outdoor Polo Club in the state of Indiana and is one of the top 5 largest in the United States. They pride themselves on giving back to the community with most of their matches benefiting a variety of Indiana nonprofit organizations.
The Candy Man traditionally drops candy from a plane at the Polo event, but due to weather The Candy Man passed out candy to the kids in attendance.
THE DIVOT STOMP - When the game broke at halftime, spectators marched onto the field to socialize and replace the mounds of earth (divots) that were torn up by the horses’ hooves during the game. This serves as a great time to meet new people, move around after the first half, and help keep the field safe and beautiful.
Specia thanks to all the volunteers and Donna and Greg Chandler for the use of their property.
The event raised $4,885.00.