EVENT INFORMATION: Saint John's is excited to announce its inaugural Spring Polo Tournament, Polo for Change. This spectacular event will combine the excitement of a polo match with the society event of the season! Guests will enjoy an afternoon of polo, delicious food and drink, live music, shopping, an exclusive silent auction, equine demonstrations, a fabulous and fun hat contest, and the traditional Champagne Divot Stomp!
Help homeless families in crisis move from homelessness to self-sustainability while enjoying an unforgettable experience few get a chance to enjoy in the world of Polo. The Saint John’s Spring Polo Tournament will provide our guests with a unique environment that couples the excitement of a Polo match with the elegance and atmosphere of a southern social affair. We anticipate more than a thousand regional attendees to attend this inaugural event. 100% of the proceeds of this event will be invested into helping more than 700 women and children this year create real change in their lives.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:00pm Registration Tent opens – Guests can enjoy the shopping Promenade, live music, silent auction and hospitality tent
1:00pm Appetizers butler served to VIP Level guests
1:00pm Patron Club Level buffet open
1:30pm Main meal butler served to VIP Level guests
1:45pm Introduction to polo by Tony Gregg
2:15pm Presentation of colors and national anthem
2:20pm Polo match commences
2:50pm Champagne divot stomp, parade of hats best dressed gentleman’s contest on the field
3:10pm Second half of exhibition polo match commences
3:25pm Hat contest and dapper gentlemen’s contest winners announced
3:30pm Silent auction closes
3:40pm Tournament Trophy and Awards presented, opportunity to meet the players
4:00pm Grand prize winner announced
4:15pm After party
6:00pm Event closes
Please note - all times are tentative and subject to change
SMOKING AND DOGS POLICY: Chamberlain Ranch has a strict no-smoking policy throughout the property and also asks that you leave your dogs at home.
HOSPITALITY TENT Saint John’s Program for Real Change has recently broken ground on an expansion to serve an additional 90 women and children every day! SAINT JOHN’S PROGRAM FOR REAL CHANGE SERVES UP TO 180 WOMEN AND CHILDREN DAILY...and we see 250 on our waiting list each night. With this additional space, we can help 90 more! 96% of women who complete employment training go on to reclaim their lives and rejoin their communities as productive and empowered contributors. Help us expand our program to 90 more women and children daily. We have raised $1.8 million toward this $4 million effort, with just $2.2 million to go. Stop by the hospitality tent to learn more about what this expansion will enable us to do for women and children throughout our community. Enjoy a refreshing glass of “Pimms”, a traditional British beverage and some appetizers.
HALF-TIME FESTIVITIES Join us for the Champagne Divot Stomp - a fun tradition blending grounds keeping and cocktail-hour! Guests are encouraged to head onto the field, champagne in hand to repair the divots (the chunks of grass that are torn up by the horses’ hooves during the match).
Ladies (and gentlemen) don’t forget to participate in the hat contest! Prizes will be awarded in the smallest, largest, most creative, ensemble and most outstanding categories. Don’t worry if you don’t have a hat - we will have a fabulous selection of hats for sale at the event---even hats made by the women at Saint John’s! We don’t want our male guests to feel left out, so we will also be looking out for the best-dressed men at the event. Prizes will be awarded following the half-time festivities.
ATTIRE: First and foremost it is important to remember that horses, narrow high heels and grass don’t mix well, so your first consideration should probably be footwear. Ladies – wedges are a perfect option if you plan to wear high heels. Gentleman, loafers, brogues or driving shoes are a good choice. Think of this as an upmarket garden party or a country casual style. Lean towards comfortable yet tailored ensembles that don’t attract attention. Gentlemen will often wear an oxford shirt with button-down collar or pullover with khakis, or slacks and light tops. For the ladies, a sundress will do - just about anything tasteful and elegant is acceptable. Your most important accessory are your hats, sunglasses and binoculars! For those looking for hats – there will be a hat shop in the Event Promenade.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Sasha Wirth at 916-453-1482 ext. 16 or email@example.com