Annual polo tournament celebrates 25 years

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polotourPlayers and ponies will take to the field Oct. 28 when Rose Hill Plantations hosts the 25th annual Polo for Charity tournament, a perfect Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating and divot stomping.

Some of the best ponies and players from throughout the Southeast will gather in Bluffton for an enjoyable day of play. Bring a picnic, your best hat and comfortable shoes for an afternoon of world-class polo, plus a competition for the best tailgating setup and family-friendly fun.

Coordinated by the Rotary Club of Okatie, this year’s tournament will benefit K9s for Warriors through the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes. K9s for Warriors helps provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injury and other trauma as a result of their military service.                                                

Gates open at noon and the match begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate the day of the event; children younger than 12 get in free. Advance tickets can be purchased at Markel’s Card & Gift Shop, BB&T in Bluffton and on Hilton Head, the Bluffton Pharmacy, Engel & Volkers Hilton Head–Bluffton and the Rose Hill POA office. To mark the tournament’s 25th anniversary, sponsor Engel & Volkers will present a silver cup to the winning team.

For more information, call 843-298-3055 or “like” Okatie Rotary Polo for Charity on Facebook.