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2017 All Charity Day

Benefit Match for Local Nonprofits on July 16, 2017

Time: July 16, 2017 5:00 PM

Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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The Newport International Polo Series 2nd annual All Charity Day will be on Sunday, July 16, 2017 as a fun afternoon fundraising opportunity for 501-c-3 organizations, with fast-paced polo action to benefit local charitable and civic organizations.  

The classic 6-chukker match will begin at 5pm, featuring local teams competing.  Entry gates will open at 4pm.  Admission tickets will only be available in advance from the participating organizations listed below (follow a link to support your favorite); 100% of ticket sales support these worthy civic and charitable organizations for the welfare of our community.  Admission tickets will not be available for purchase at the entry gates on game day. 

In its inaugural year, the 2016 All Charity Day drew 1,500 spectators, raising $15,000 for the 10 participating organizations.  The beautiful, sunny July day included festive parties hosted by the organizations, a half-time dog parade, and a home team victory after a high-scoring match.  Click Here for the 2016 highlights.  

Organizations are invited to plan a day at polo for their supporters, hosted by Newport Polo at the International Polo Grounds. Opportunities to participate are open to qualified 501-3c organizations. Click Here to download the guidelines to participate.  For more information, please email agnes@nptpolo.com.

Through its 25 year history, Newport Polo has raised over $1,285,500 for civic and charitable organizations. Initiatives include the International Polo Charity Ball, special benefit matches, and countless ticket donations for the Newport International Polo Series.

2017 Participants

Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council

The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 13,000 youth annually through Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and an Explorer Posts.  Last year, Scouts gave back more than 100,000 hours of community service and collected more than 234,000 of food. Over 10,000 youth attended camp, more than 4,000 adults served as leaders, and 326 youth earned their Eagle Award. Our objective is to help kids become a whole well-rounded person. This program gives children the positive framework they need to build productive lives and futures. The Boy Scout of America helps instill values and skills in young people, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

www.narragansettbsa.org


  

 Boys Town New England

Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care® that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.  

Click Here to purchase tickets in support of Boys Town New England.


 

Community Strings Project
The Community String Project (CSP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, began in July of 2009 with the goal of serving all youth in the East Bay area, regardless of income, through an innovative, school-based music program centered on string instruments.The Community String Project provides after-school lessons to elementary students (grades 3-5), a Youth Orchestra Program for middle school and high school students, and evening beginner, intermediate and advanced ensemble lessons for adults.

communitystringproject.org 


 

Fairways for Warriors

HOW WE HELP The camaraderie and challenges of golf aids combat wounded veteran’s journey towards rehabilitation and healing. Healing unseen wounds. Providing hope, healing, and camaraderie for combat wounded veterans and their families.

Click Here to purchase tickets in support of Fairways for Warriors

 

Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center

Founded in 1989, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501 C (3) organization that utilizes equine-related activities for the therapy of individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional differences. Uniquely, horses are our treatment partners. Greenlock is a PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center. We provide Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding services to children and adults, as young as two years old, in RI and southeastern MA. We charge substantially less than other programs in the northeastern United States, and serve approximately 200 clients per week. Fundraising and donations subsidize our program fees.

Click Here to purchase tickets in support of Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center.


 

The Junior League of Boston

Mission: The Junior League of Boston, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment: The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

Vision Statement: The Junior League: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.

Founded: The Junior League of Boston was founded in 1906.

Members: The current membership of the Junior League of Boston totals 971 women.

Projects: The Junior League of Boston’s current community focus is The Wellness of Girls: Developing Tomorrow’s Healthy, Confident Women Leaders.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support The Junior League of Boston.


 

The Junior League Rhode Island

Mission: The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment: The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

Vision Statement: The Junior League: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.

Founded: The Junior League of Rhode Island was founded in 1921.

Members: The current membership of the Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. totals 152 women.

Projects: The Junior League of Rhode Island’s current community focus is Youth Aging Out of the Foster Care System.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support The Junior League of Rhode Island.


 

The Junior League of Worcester

The mission of The Junior League of Worcester is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. We transform women into effective civic leaders by giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to change underserved communities into places of opportunity. We inspire ordinary citizens to join us in becoming doers by mentoring youth and rewarding young women who demonstrate a commitment to giving back. Since 1925, The Junior League of Worcester has worked collaboratively with more than 125 area organizations and touched the lives of thousands of individuals. Our membership is diverse, but one thing binds us together…our love of the community and passion for helping women be all that they can be. We focus on creating positive change by inspiring ourselves, and those around us, to bravely address the most pressing issues facing our community.

Click Here to purchase tickets in support of the Junior League of Worcester


 

Middletown Education Collaborative

The mission of the Middletown Education Collaborative is to provide funding for unique and individual educational opportunities in the Middletown public schools through the awarding of grants for a wide range of resourceful and creative programs, to provide scholarships to deserving students graduating from Middletown High School, to cooperate with public and private agencies engaged in programs and services to improve public education in Middletown, Rhode Island, to acknowledge and reward educator excellence, and to solicit and ensure adequate funding for the accomplishment of the above purposes.

MEC strives to fund experiences that affect the greatest population of students through programs such as artists-in-residence, enriching field trips, performances, and real-time, in-class experiences, with a focus on art, culture, science and math.

www.middletowneducationcollaborative.org


 

 

National Autism Association

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential. We provide services and programs, free of cost to families who need them.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support the National Autism Association.


 

Newport Hospital

Founded in 1873 as a 12-bed cottage hospital, Newport Hospital is a state-of-the-art, award-winning health care facility that offers a wide array of services to the community. In addition to an emergency department that treats patients from Newport and surrounding towns, the hospital provides diagnostic and surgical services and is home to the renowned Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center and the award-winning Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center.

Newport Hospital has earned the prestigious Baby Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and has been designated a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing three consecutive times.

www.newporthospital.org

To purchase admission tickets to support Newport Hospital, please contact Betty Cares (401) 845-4339


 

 Portsmouth Dog Park

The beautiful Portsmouth Dog Park, located at the entrance to Melville Park near the Campground, is open daily from dawn to dusk.  These two fenced acres set aside for dogs to run and play off leash include parking for 10 or more cars, separate large and small dog areas, shade from trees and a gazebo, a memorial patio, an on-site water fountain for dogs and people and benches for sitting.  The park is fully accessible to all people, with an area to view the dog activity without being in the middle of it.  Funds raised from the ticket sales for the Charity Polo Match will go toward paying for the many park amenities and supplies.  Stop by the Dog Park table in the tailgating area to learn more about the park's new advertising campaign for businesses.

 

Dog Parade:

Between chukkas at the middle of today's polo match, the Dog Park Committee will lead a parade around the inside of the field for leashed dogs and their owners.  To join in the fun, gather at the west end of the field near the scoreboard after the 3rd chukka.  All dogs are welcome participants in the parade and will receive a token gift.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support Portsmouth Dog Park.


 

Portsmouth Free Public Library

The mission of Portsmouth Free Public Library is to serve as an essential resource that grows with our community, enhances the quality of life of our users, supports lifelong learning, and offers access to information in a variety of ways. We provide outstanding customer service and a welcoming environment for all.  The Library shall enthusiastically promote its functions in the community, provide full access to a broad variety of materials and information, including beyond the local collection, and function with efficiency and courtesy to provide a pleasant experience.

Visit the Portsmouth Free Public Library to purchase tickets.

www.portsmouthlibrary.org

 


 

Portsmouth Youth Lacrosse

Portsmouth Youth Lacrosse's primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and sportsmanlike environment. As a youth league, PYL is dedicated to the skill development of lacrosse players and teaches a game of speed, position and finesse rather than physical intimidation or promoting a team's winning record. Along with learning lacrosse, PYL strives to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and a love of the sport of lacrosse for teammates, coaches and officials; in essence we "Honor the Game". PYL believes that sportsmanship is a way of life and will conduct all activities in a manner that will set an example of good sportsmanship and friendly competition for our young players. 

www.portsmouthlax.com


 

Providence Singers

The Providence Singers, Christine Noel artistic director, is a choral arts organization serving the Rhode Island region. Its 90-voice auditioned chorus presents an annual concert series and makes guest appearances with professional orchestras. The chorus performs regularly with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with Kronos Quartet at the Providence FirstWorks Festival, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, New Haven Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, and Aurea Ensemble, among others. The Providence Singers performed with David Brubeck at the 50th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival.

The Providence Singers regularly commissions new choral music with the support of its Wachner Fund for New Music. Education and scholarship programs support the development of the next generation of singers, and studio recordings help preserve and advance the choral art. The Singers' newest recording, its fourth featuring American composers, is scheduled for release in November.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support Providence Singers


  

Rebuilding Together Greater Newport

Rebuilding Together Greater Newport is an affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income houses and communities. Our goal is to make every homeowner safer and warmer in a clean living space. Our affiliate rehabilitates properties that are owner occupied in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth during the month of April. 

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support Rebuilding Together Greater Newport.


 

Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs

Since 1930 our mission has been to nurture the interest and appreciation of our natural world through:

Education
Networking opportunities to promote the love of gardening
Floral Design
Civic beautification
Preservation of the beauty and natural resources of the state of Rhode Island
 
Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs.

 

Susanne M. Henseler Foundation

The Suzanne M. Henseler Foundation's mission is to provide unique educational opportunities linking Rhode Island students and military veterans, to provide academic scholarships to RI students and awards to outstanding teachers, and ultimately to improve the quality of education in schools across Rhode Island.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support Susanne M. Henseler Foundation


 

Team RWB Rhode Island

Team Red White and Blue's mission is to enrich veterans lives through physical and social activities. We accomplish this through weekly physical events such as running, walking, rucking, cycling and yoga.  In addition, we participate in organized local races, community service projects and social events such as Newport Polo, movie nights and more.  While our mission caters to veterans we are open to anyone who wants to get out into the community.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support Team Red White and Blue.


 

Newport County YMCA Adaptive Physical Activity and Special Olympics

The Newport County YMCA Adaptive Physical Activity and Special Olympics team has been in existence since 2009.  The program is opened to all disabled athletes in Newport County.  Our mission of is to provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Click Here to purchase admission tickets to support the Newport County YMCA Special Olympics.