7-8 October 2011
Polo in the Park (PIP) is the be held this year at the Wine Country Polo Club, one hour’s drive north of San Francisco. PIP is an annual fundraising event for Horses in California, a charitable organization which provides funding for the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Churchill Centre and Museum will team up with Horses in California for this event in 2011, to add a west coast polo event to our Calendar of Events. Hugh and Melba Meakin and their family have been putting on Polo in the Park to raise money for the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program for nearly 25 years and we are very please to join forces with them this year.
Many people are not aware that Winston Churchill was a polo player for most of his life and a champion one to boot. Churchill played polo into his 50’s and actually continued to ride horses into his 70’s. So as a great lover of polo and horses, the Churchill Centre is very proud to partner with this charitable organization in California.
For more information on the riding program, see their website.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Follow this link to purchase your tickets online today
A limited number of rooms at a very special rate have been arranged at the host hotel, The Westin St. Francis in Union Square. Charter limo and bus service will be available to the Wine Country Polo club on Saturday. Please call or email for details.
FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
Hugh and Melba Meakin, Co-Founders, Horses in California
Laurence S. Geller, Chairman of the Board, The Churchill Centre
Please also consider joining us for the 2011 Annual Churchill Dinner and Benefactor Party in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th. Click here for more information.
The Churchill Centre and Museum is a 501(c)3 All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Consult your tax professional for advice.