The third annual Capital Hospice Polo Cup benefit match on Sunday, June 28, at the historic Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., will feature professional celebrity polo players John Walsh, star of television’s “America’s Most Wanted;” Salvatore Ferragamo, whose designer fashion line bears his name; and Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, a Ralph Lauren model, in a benefit match where the winner will be the community. Proceeds will go toward construction of the first free-standing hospice facility in Loudoun County, Va., on land donated to the nonprofit Capital Hospice by the Van Metre Companies.
Guests will enjoy mimosas, bloody marys and cocktails provided by Bacardi and a lovely brunch provided by Outback Steakhouse, and will watch two competitive polo matches of four chukkers each, with a mix of professional and amateur players including Tim Gannon, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse. The benefit match will pit the Outback- Booz Allen Hamilton Team against the Black Watch-Van Metre Team. In addition to the polo match, activities will be available for children. During half-time, a memorial dove release will occur for attendees to honor a loved one.
General Admission Tickets for the benefit match are $10 each, available through Great Meadow at www.greatmeadow.org. Tables for eight under the tent range from $1,000 to $5,000 with sponsorship tables benefitting from the premier location. For tickets or information, contact Capital Hospice Special Events Director Carol Kennedy at (703) 531-6216 or go online to www.capitalhospiceevents.org/hospicepolocup.
Capital Hospice is a locally-based nonprofit organization providing expert and compassionate medical care to people with serious, progressive illness and their families. No one medically eligible for hospice services is turned away because they lack insurance and have no way to pay for their care. For more information on Capital Hospice, please visit www.capitalhospice.org.
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198
General Admission $10; Tables and sponsorships $1,000-$5,000