By Kristina Smith, Producer - Your Carolina - email
Lexus of Greenville had been named the title sponsor of the second annual Polo Classic, benefitting the Greenville Health System Neurological Institute.
The event will take place on Sunday, October 20th at Historic Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville.
Last year's inaugural event drew over 1,000 guests and this year's Polo Classic promises to be bigger and better. The match will start at 2:00pm, but gates will open to the public at 1:00pm for a pre-match performance by Greer native and former American Idol contestant Dylan Arms. The day will also include several of Greenville's newest food trucks, including Neue South, Chocolate Moose, Fuddruckers and High-Low Smoke.
Attire for the event is typical polo attire, which consists of dresses, hats and flats for women and khakis and dress shirts for men. Traditional polo activities, such as the hats and flats parade and the stomping of the divots will also take place during the match.
Money raised through the polo initiative will help fund the development of 'one-stop' sub-specialty clinics that will bundle multiple doctor and therapist visits into single comprehensive visits. This will maximize quality of patient care and lessen the travel barriers to the services that patients need. The clinics will also help patients find the resources they need to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
"The Polo Classic is a great event for the entire family," said Representative Phyllis Henderson, chair of the Polo Classic Steering Committee. "The event will continue to generate awareness while also raising funds to support the Neurological Institute. We were thrilled with the support for last year's event, and we are overwhelmed by the continued support from local vendors and businesses - this year's Polo Classic is sure to be a wonderful event for all involved!"