Event Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 5pm
Event Location: The River Ranch Polo Fields at Chamberlain Ranch, 9620 Cosumnes Rd, Wilton, CA 95693
Our 3rd Annual Polo for Change event will be held on the afternoon of June 8th, 2019 at Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton. 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, raffles and prizes, equine demonstrations, a fabulous hat contest, and the traditional Champagne Divot Stomp!
As a committed partner of ours, you may know that Saint John’s Program for Real Change operates the largest shelter in Sacramento County, and the only one focused exclusively on homeless women and children. Our total daily capacity is 270, with an annual capacity of 1,000. We work to address homelessness as a symptom of a variety of deep issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence, emotional and mental health challenges and multi-generational poverty. The women at Saint John’s spend up to 18 months on this journey of transformation, a journey filled with many stories of success. All services are on-site and designed to centralize support ensuring the much needed accountability, efficiency and coordination. Our cost to move one person from homelessness to family sustainability is $17,000. That is $33,000 less than Sacramento County pays to carry a homeless individual in its system for one year. The long-term, generational and financial impact of Saint John’s “teaching them to fish” approach is immeasurable. We can’t thank you enough for helping these women and children on their journey!
The depth of programs and services Saint John’s provides would not be possible without our sponsors and their commitment to helping homeless women and children to permanently exit the cycle of poverty and dependence.
Tickets/registration: There is no need to bring your receipt or a ticket to the event. If you have purchased a ticket, your names will be on the guest list at registration. If you haven’t sent in your guest names, please do so as soon as you can—it will make registration so much faster for you and your guests.
Auctioneer David Sobon: A tireless advocate for the arts and for the city of Sacramento, David’s high energy and enthusiasm make him one of Sacramento’s most prolific movers and shakers. David has consulted with hundreds of foundations, non-profits, service and religious groups around the country during the last 21 years to help them fulfill their fundraising goals and is the Founder/Producer of Wide Open Walls.
Attire: First and foremost, it is important to remember that horses, narrow high heels and grass don’t mix well! 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 Kentucky Derby Style event. 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. The most important accessory is your hat, sunglasses and binoculars! For those looking for hats – there will be a hat shop at the event!
With your support, you are helping to create real change in the lives of hundreds of women and children experiencing homeless and we are so grateful for you!
Continuing gratitude to out 2019 Polo for Change Committee and our amazing Sponsors!!! It takes a tremendous amount of work to make an event like this a success and we couldn't be more grateful for their tireless support and dedication to our cause.
Your participation in Polo for Change, and beyond, is key to making Real Change happen for some of our region's most vulnerable women and children. THANK YOU!
A HUGE Thank You to our 2019 Polo for Change Event Committee:
Katherine Bardis, Steve Chamberlain
Brenda Deary, Mark Demetre, Leslie Donald, Taryn Fischer,
Jan Geremia, Angela Gianulias, Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya
Cheryl Holben, MaryAlice Keaton, Wendy Klokkevold
Gina LaPlaca, Diane McLaughlin, Sam Mellor, Robin Miotke,
Anne Sadler, Scott Sadler, Molly Wiese
Please visit our sponsorship page to see a complete list of sponsors who have partnered with Saint John’s and have invested into helping hundreds of women and children create real and permanent change in their lives. We couldn’t do it without the generosity and support of our sponsors—THANK YOU, sponsors!