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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Sep 07, 2014-|
Sep 07, 2014
10:30AM - 04:00PM
|5th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit|
Polo players, polo ponies, military dignitaries and more will all be part of an upcoming polo benefit for combat injured American soldiers living in Northern California. The 5th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit takes place Sunday, September 7
Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit
Sunday, September 7, 2014 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trione Polo Field
560 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa (Oakmont), CA 95409
Polo players, polo ponies, military dignitaries and more will all be part of an upcoming polo benefit for combat injured American soldiers living in Northern California. The 5th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit takes place Sunday, September 7. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and festivities begin at 11:30 a.m with the Opening Ceremony. The first game of the tournament, held at Trione Polo Field in Santa Rosa begins at 12 noon.
The benefit, sponsored by the Commandery of St. Francis, Order of St. John, Knights Hospitaller, and hosted by the Wine Country Polo Club, is designed to generate support for veterans’ rehabilitation programs: 1) Pathway Home (www.thepathwayhome.org) a residential course treating soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; 2) Community Action North Bay, (www.canbinc.org) finding housing and help to reintegrate veterans into society and the work force; and 3) the veterans program at BAADS, the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (www.baads.org) providing training and therapy for injured veterans through the use of specially equipped sailing dinghies in the San Francisco Bay.
The opening ceremony includes posting of the Colors and a salute to the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, with honored guest Colonel John H. Roush, Jr, veteran of the 1944 Normandy campaign. General (Ret.) Richard E. Keith, Commander of the St. Francis Commandery and World War II Airborne Veteran, will take the salute.
The afternoon features two polo games played by some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s highest rated polo players and polo ponies. Other highlights include a Chandon Divot Stomp complete with Chandon sparkling wine, a Ladies' Hat Competition, a 1940's era Fashion Show and dancers from Decades of Fashion, a silent auction, wine tasting, and more.
Tickets: Online $150 per person VIP seating with gourmet lunch and premium wines at a round table for 8; $1,200 complete VIP table; or $50 general admission, online or at the gate, with access to wine tasting, silent auction, a food concession stall and picnic lawn seating (bring your own chair or blanket). For more information and to order tickets, www.WVPB.org.
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