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Newport PatchStory in the Newport Patch -http://patch.com/rhode-island/portsmouth/newport-polo-wants-team-non-profits-charity-day-match
Newport Polo Wants to Team Up with Non-Profits for Charity Day Match
The match is set for July 16 and will raise money for local charitable and civic groups, the organizers said.

   By   Portsmouth

Nonprofit organizations are invited to participate as beneficiaries in the second annual All Charity Day polo match, on Sunday, July 16 at 5p.m. at the Newport International Polo Grounds, Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth.

 According to the press release, the "event is a family and pet-friendly, daytime fundraising opportunity for 501-c-3 organizations, with fast-paced polo action, open to the public, to benefit local charitable and civic organizations.

"The classic 6-chukker match will begin at 5 p.m., with local teams competing. Entry gates will open at 4 p.m. Admission tickets will only be available in advance from the participating organizations. All ticket sales will support the organizations that participate. 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 9 participating organizations. The beautiful, sunny July day included festive tailgate 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 event highlights. An album of photos is published on Newport Polo’s Facebook fan page.

"Organizations are invited to plan a day at polo for their supporters. Opportunities to participate are open to qualified 501-3c organizations. Click Here to download the guidelines to participate. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Newport Polo is host of the Newport International Polo Series, and home of America's first polo club, offering exhibition polo and club member services and instruction for outdoor and arena polo. Established in 1876, it is a founding member of the United States Polo Association.