Story Courtesy of Polo Players Support Group.
This week Polo Players Support Group (PPSG) will be participating in GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement set to take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The initiative will offer the opportunity for people around the world to show their support for PPSG, a 501(c)3 charity organization, as it continues its commitment to raising funds for seriously injured or ill polo players and grooms. In addition, those wishing to support PPSG will be able to contribute to the cause while shopping on Amazon. Thanks to AmazonSmile, shoppers can now designate a charity of choice, including PPSG, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the organization. Celebrate the season of giving by adding PPSG to your giving list this year!
The PPSG is very grateful for donations recently sent in memory of Anthony DePaula and Henry Stevens. These donations will allow the PPSG to continue its mission of providing financial assistance to seriously injured or ill players and grooms. Anthony and Henry gave so much to polo and will be missed by everyone who knew them.
To continue in the spirit of giving, GivingTuesday encourages members of the community to do good by giving their time, a donation or even helping to raise awareness of organizations across the globe. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 and has since inspired millions of people to give back. To show your support to PPSG, please donate directly to our website by clicking here and selecting the donate button.
Cyber Monday shoppers can also ensure that PPSG receives a contribution by designating PPSG as your charity of choice with AmazonSmile. Purchases made while shopping at smile.amazon.com will automatically help support a selected cause every time a transaction is completed by donating a portion of the profits to the organization. Conveniently shop thousands of Amazon’s products at the same low price while enjoying the added bonus of Amazon’s contribution to PPSG!
In 2000, the 40-Goal Rob Walton Benefit was created to raise money for 8-goal Polo Hall of Famer, Rob Walton, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a polo accident. In this inaugural event, many of the best polo players in the world donated their time and efforts to play in this exhibition match and raise funds to help Walton meet his on-going medical expenses. Through that display of incredible support from some of the best polo players in the world and the entire polo community, PPSG was born. Today, the PPSG has provided over $2.6 million to 82 seriously injured or ill polo players and grooms. PPSG is thrilled to further their mission and provide a larger platform for those that want to join the cause with the help of AmazonSmile and GivingTuesday.
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