2018 All Charity Day Benefit Match

Benefit Match for Local Nonprofits

Time: July 15, 2018 5:00 PM

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

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The Newport International Polo Series 3rd annual All Charity Day will be on Sunday, July 15, 2018 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.  The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  Admission tickets will only be available in advance from the participating organizations listed below (follow a link to support your favorite; new participants and links will be added regularly); 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.

For status of the upcoming match, call the 24-hour info hotline (401) 846-0200 x2. Stay current with the 2018 team lineup, latest news, events and more through our e-Magazine (sign up), and our Game Day Scorecard (sign up).  Both email subscriptions are private and spam free.

In its second year, the 2017 All Charity Day drew over 2,000 spectators, raising $22,000 for the 22 participating organizations.  The beautiful, sunny July day included festive parties hosted by the organizations, fabulous raffle and silent auction prizes, and a victory for Newport Women over Newport Men after a high-scoring match. See the 2017 highlights Here .  

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. Two benefit matches are scheduled for this purpose this year: May 26 and July 15.  Download the guidelines to participate Here.  For more information, please email agnes@nptpolo.com.

Through its 26 year history, Newport Polo has raised over $1,366,880 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.

2018 Participants


Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter

The Rhode Island Chapter provides education, personal support and advocacy around key issues of concern to those persons in RI affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Join us in the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor: The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Together, we walk on behalf of our friends, our families and our future. Though we all have our own motivation to step up to the start line, our eyes are set on the ultimate finish line - the end of Alzheimer's. Newport Walk, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Fort Adams

Learn more about The Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter here


The Confetti Foundation

The Confetti Foundation is a 501(c)(3)non profit organization that supplies birthday parties to hospitalized children. The foundation was started with the hope that families will be able to shift their focus from their child’s sickness for just 30 minutes and celebrate. Although the party is not a cure, it will be a welcome distraction and a good reminder that every child deserves to be celebrated. This organization is based in Rhode Island but as of April 1,2018 is partnered with 163 hospitals in 45 states country wide and celebrated 3,805 birthdays.

Learn more about The Confetti Foundation here.


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.

Learn more about Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center here. 


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.

Learn more about The Junior League of Boston here.


The Junior League of Worcester

The Junior League of Worcester 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.

The women of the Junior League of Worcester will work through involvement with our community to improve and enrich the quality of life of women and children.

Learn more about The Junior League of Worcester here.


Newport County YMCA Special Olympics Team & Adapted Physical Activity

In 2008, the Newport County YMCA, a 501c3 charitable organization, started a Special Olympics Team with a single athlete and now serves the needs of over one hundred special needs children and adults athletes.  The Y also offers Adapted Physical Activity programs that are designed to give disabled children and adults the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities. The Y provides an environment that fosters individual growth and is changing the lives our athletes. All programs are centered around the Y’s core values of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, while focusing on developing both physical and social skills that lasts a lifetime. These programs only exist through the generous support of our local community.


Purchase admission tickets to support Newport County YMCA Special Olympics Team & Adapted Physical Activity here.


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.

Learn more about Newport Hospital here.


 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 appears regularly with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. The chorus has performed with FirstWorks Providence, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, New Haven Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, and performed with Dave 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, was released in November, 2017.

Learn more about the Providence Singers here.


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 mission is a Safe and Healthy Home for Every Low Income Homeowner. Using donated labor, supplies, and building materials, we perform critical and strategic home repairs free of charge to those who can not afford the expense and are physically unable to do the work. We focus on safety and emergency repairs, home modifications for aging-in-place, veteran’s projects, and energy efficiency. We encourage homeowners and their families to work alongside us so that everyone shares an investment in community pride, safety, and well being.

Learn more about Rebuilding Together Greater Newport here.


Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs


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

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
Learn more about the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs here.


Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation 

The Rose Island Foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to maintain and operate the Rose Island Lighthouse as a living maritime museum, to restore and preserve the historic and unique Fort Hamilton military barracks, and to safeguard the environmental integrity of the wildlife refuge on Rose Island. Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation supports this important mission by providing memberships and accepting tax-exempt contributions from conservation and preservation minded individuals, families, groups, foundations, and businesses. RILF makes Rose Island accessible to the public through its ongoing educational and environmental programs for schools and youth groups, onsite fundraising events, tours, and overnight accommodations in the Lighthouse, the Foghorn Building and the Fort Hamilton Barracks. 

Purchase tickets in support of Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation here.


 Suzanne 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.


Purchase admission tickets to support Susanne M. Henseler Foundation here.