Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
USA players are making a Carribean escape, for a good cause, to compete in the 10th annual Chukka Foundation-Hanover Charities Polo Event on February 17, 2019. The match has become the social highlight of the Jamaican polo season, to great success, raising $44,000 last year alone.
USA Team Captain, Dan Keating, will lead the intrepid group of Americans to face one of its toughest opponents. The ideal year-round Jamaican playing conditions breed high caliber play, posing a tall order to match the level of competition. The event will open with a generation match, then USA vs. Jamaica to conclude the day's festivities. Field-side highlights include afternoon tea and drinks, auctions, and Dj'd dancing. Learn more about the Chukka-Hanover Charities Polo Event here.
"We are pleased to be supporting these two organizations dedicated to education and community development in Jamaica," commented USA Team Captain Dan Keating. "Our members and fans have developed a close kinship with the Jamaican Polo Team, and we jumped at the chance to participate in their charity match."
While in Jamaica, the team will enjoy accommodations at Toby's Resort in Montego Bay, team headquarters to explore the stunning Jamaican south coast. Chukka Adventures, exploration of Jamaica's natural wonders, a tour of the famed rum estates and more await the team. Photos from the trip will be published in our February eMagazine edition (subscribe).
About Hanover Charities
Hanover Charities is the largest non-profit, 501c3 organization in Western Jamaica. Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in 2017, Hanover Charities since its inception has invested millions of US$ to the parish of Hanover. The charity provides help to a number of charitable efforts each year including school feeding programs; the ill, elderly or homeless are served over 600 hearty meals from the Cecile Clare Kitchen of Love. Most schools date back to the sixties and leave much desire to be renovated or enlarged – Hanover Charities assists with new furniture, classroom extensions, and even computer rooms. The charity organization has also provided help to facilities such as the Westhaven Home for Disabled and Abandoned Children, the Hanover Infirmary, an annual Health Fair and the extensive scholarship programme.
About the Chukka Foundation
The Chukka Foundation is dedicated to achieving immediate and lasting changes to the lives of children, youth and families in their local communities. Empowering through education, scholarships and improving lives and offering our philanthropic support. The Chukka Foundation also promotes responsible and compassionate care towards animal welfare. Over the past ten years, the Foundation has assisted with offering scholarships, improving classrooms, assisting schools, environmental projects, and animal welfare. In the past, The Chukka Foundation has assisted the Lucea Infant School, Chester Basic School, Sandy Bay Basic School, The Montego Bay Animal Haven, ICC Beach Clean Up Programs and Breast Cancer Awareness to name a few. The Foundation has also made it a consistent priority to support the community with scholarships for local students.
About Newport Polo
Through its 28-year history, in its home community, Newport Polo has helped raise over $1.4 million for civic and charitable organizations through its long-standing initiatives including the International Polo Charity Ball, annual benefit matches, and ticket donations. Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series 28 and is the home of America's first polo club, est. in 1876, a founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round. Information about Newport Polo's events, polo lessons, membership, and sponsorship can be found in About Newport Polo.