Time: July 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
The Newport International Polo Series 3rd annual All Charity Day will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019, as a fun afternoon for supporters of many 501-c-3 organizations, with exciting polo action to benefit local civic and charitable organizations. The 6-chukker match will begin at 5pm, featuring players from the Newport Polo Club competing.
Entry gates will open at 3pm. Please bring your tickets to show at the gate.
The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Admission tickets will be available in advance from the participating organizations listed below (follow a link to support your favorite cause; new participants and links will be added regularly); 100% of their ticket sales proceeds are retained by the organizations to support their worthy missions, for the welfare of our community. PLEASE PRESENT YOUR TICKETS for admission at the entry gates. 2019 Season passes will be honored and walk-up ticket sales will be available for purchase at the entry gates starting at 4pm.
The Twisted Pony Bar and Polo Pro Shop will be open.
For the status of the upcoming match, call the 24-hour info hotline (401) 846-0200 x2. Stay current with the 2019 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.
Last year, the 2018 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 2018 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 25 and July 14. Please email email@example.com for participation guidelines and registration.
Through its 28 year history, Newport Polo has raised over $1,466,590 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.
Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter
Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; 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, at Fort Adams.
Learn more about The Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter here
Be Great For Nate
Be Great For Nate is a nonprofit organization with a goal of supporting youth in following their passions and interests. The organization began in 2018 after the passing of 15 year old Nathan Bruno. Since then a group of his friends began the Every Student Initiative, which is a youth social advocacy program that aims to review, revise and create policies and procedures to increase the amount of social emotional support available to teens and youth in their schools and communities. As an organization we will be rolling out many different programs, scholarships and services over the next several year. Our goal is to end suicide and push everyone to always be great for Nate!
Learn more about Be Great For Nate here.
Boys Town New England
Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. We believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background. Boys Town New England 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. In 2018, we were able to provide support to over 1,200 children and over 500 families throughout RI and MA.
Purchase tickets in support of Boys Town New England here.
Learn more about Boys Town New England here.
Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
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 150 clients per week. Fundraising and donations subsidize our program fees.
Learn more about Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc here.
Homes For Our Troops
Now in its 15th year of operation, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a national Veterans and Military nonprofit located in Massachusetts that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents out of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT has completed over 270 homes in 42 states.
Purchase tickets in support of Homes for Our Troops here.
Learn more about Homes For Our Troops here.
Horses Bring Hope
Horses Bring Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in beautiful Wakefield, Rhode Island. We specialize in therapeutic and traditional riding. Currently, our program is made up of 16 unique horses, each possessing their own personalities, abilities, and strengths so that every rider is matched with a compatible equine partner. We are a volunteer based organization with a consistently growing number of dedicated volunteers that make our program possible. We offer services in therapeudic riding, traditional riding, and summer camp. Through the powerful healing connection between horses and humans, HBH aims to educate and enrich the lives and spirits of individuals of all abilities. Utilizing an inclusive model, HBH strives to improve and rehabilitate the emotional and physical well-being of both humans and equines in a safe, caring and professional environment.
Learn more about Horses Bring Hope 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 Rhode Island
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.
Purchase tickets in support of The Junior League of Rhode Island here.
Learn More about The Junior League of Rhode Island here.
Kate Grana Music & Arts Association
Kate Grana Music and Arts Association (KGMAA) is a 501(c)(3) formed in 2018. Its purpose is to review current technical and structural needs of the PHS Auditorium and Music Suite and to assist in fundraising for improvements in order to establish a center for Music and the Performing Arts. New seating, stage lighting, sound equipment and much more are all part of the dream to bring these long ignored areas of the Portsmouth High School into the 21st Century. Our vision is to build a creative and inspirational hub that will not only benefit the students of PHS, but the whole community. In recognition of Kate Grana and her decades of influence and dedication to Portsmouth, the new auditorium will be named in her honor.?
Learn more about KGMAA 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 adult 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 of 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 last a lifetime. These programs only exist through the generous support of our local community.
Purchase tickets in support of Newport County YMCA Special Olympics Team & Adapted Physical Activity here.
Learn More about the Newport County YMCA Adaptive Programs here.
Portsmouth Dog Park Committee
The Portsmouth Dog Park Committee is committed to raising the remaining construction funds for the Portsmouth Dog Park, which is located just past the Melville Ponds Campgrounds on Smith Road off Bradford Road; and also to help maintain the park; plan for and fund upgrades such as an agility area and solar lighting for the winter months from 4 to 8 PM. The dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, a water supply for dogs and their owners/handlers, shade and benches. The two-acre park is open daily from dawn to dusk, rain or shine. The Portsmouth Dog Park just celebrated its second anniversary of operation and is enjoyed by dogs and their owners from near and far.
Learn More about the Portsmouth Dog Park Committee and purchase tickets here.
Portsmouth Free Public Library
In 1897, Rev. Pearce of Portsmouth proposed the establishment of a public library called the Portsmouth Free Public Library Association. A member of the building committee, John L. Borden, donated land at the corner of Freeborn Street and East Main Road for the Library building which still exists although much has changed over the years with additions to increase the size of the building to approximately 9,515 square feet serving Portsmouth. As a non-profit organization, 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. There are about 70,000 items, 25 computers, and several free databases for public use. The Library conducts about 300 programs per year for all age groups and interests.
Learn More about the Portsmouth Free Public Library and information to buy tickets here.
Portsmouth Girl Scouts
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Portsmouth Girl Scouts provides girl-centered programming for Portsmouth girls ages 5 and up. At Girl Scouts, girls get to lead their own adventures and choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest them most. Along the way, they gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: STEM, outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship.
To purchase tickets in support of Portsmouth Girl Scouts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Portsmouth Girls Scouts here.
Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs
The Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc, (RIFGC) nurtures the interest and appreciation of our natural world through education, networking opportunities to promote the love of gardening, Education in Floral Design and offers an annual scholarship to a qualified student majoring in a field of interest to our organization. The Federation was organized in 1930 & incorporated in 1957.
West Place Animal Sanctuary
As the only farm animal sanctuary in Rhode Island, West Place Animal Sanctuary oversees several animal-saving missions including rescuing farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect cases, rehabilitating several species of wildlife for release, and assisting two town police departments by housing lost dogs, as Tiverton and Little Compton do not have their own animal shelters.
We hope you will join us at the Newport Polo All Charity Day on July 14th to help support our missions! Please visit us at https://www.westplace.org/home to learn more.
Learn more about West Place Animal Sanctuary here.