Malibu nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids, will be hosting their 9th Annual Polo Classic at the historic Will Rogers Park in Pacific Palisades on September 10th featuring Grammy winning guitarist, Albert Lee.
Also performing will be internationally acclaimed singer/actress Josie Achaval singing the national anthem to begin the event.
Guests will include music icon Peter Asher who will emcee the event, author, Marnie Greenberg, Co-Creator of the universally acclaimed Yuen Method to delete stress and pain on the spot and the cast of Bravo reality TV show, Vanderpump Rules including James Kennedy, Ariana Madix, and Tom Sandoval.
Held at the Will Rogers State Historic park, the venue offers mountain and ocean views and has been the filming location of movies including Star Trek IV (William Shatner, Nichelle Nicols 1986). Old Hollywood royalty including Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Walt Disney, and Gary Cooper also frequented the polo estate formerly owned by 1930’s entertainer Will Rogers.
The event is a charity fundraiser for education programs for orphans, foster and homeless children. Guests will enjoy a gourmet luncheon, open bar, wine tasting, high tea, special half time entertainment, an art exhibit and silent auction. While enjoying the polo match, guests can relax in the VIP lounge in private cabanas with chamber music and an orchid garden.
Supported by luxury automotive dealer Bentley Beverly Hills who will allow guests to test drive their new Bentley Bentayga, and high end property company Engel & Voelkers, who has a long history of polo tradition, the
Gatsby style event will also include a red carpet photos, champagne divot stomp and vocal performances. Guests are encouraged to wear white. Last years attendees included Caitlyn Jenner and John Savage (Deer Hunter, 1978).
The game of polo is played between two teams of four men on horseback on a field about three times the size of a football field. The object is to hit a ball with polo mallets down the field and through two goalposts for a goal. There are six periods of play known as “chukkers” and each chukker is seven minutes long. If you have never been to a polo match, it is exciting and exhilarating to watch as the horses go thundering by with players risking life and limb swatting at a ball the size of a baseball while riding full speed on horseback. It pays to pay attention as the ball can fly off the field into the spectator area.
Founded in 2007, Safety Harbor Kids (SHK) is a 501c3 nonprofit formed for the purpose of enriching the lives of parentless and homeless children through education in the areas of college, career, music and the arts. To attend or donate visit www.safetyharborkids.org for ticket information.