The 2020-2021 Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) season is going to look a bit different this year, especially for USPA intercollegiate programs. Due to COVID-19 several programs were forced to shut down at the end of the spring season. Even though many schools are back in session, some colleges and universities aren’t allowing club sports or organizations to be active, bringing some teams’ fall polo plans to a screeching halt. Although college programs are eligible to receive assistance through the USPA COVID-19 Equine Welfare Relief Program (ERP), without polo being played, some clubs are not receiving student dues to support their programs. The USPA has been very impressed by some clever fundraising ideas, so please take a peek at this week’s I/I Team Spotlight and consider supporting their fundraiser.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA – AIKEN POLO TEAM: The University of South Carolina Aiken Polo Team is coached by local polo professional Tiger Kneece. The Team is open to men and women of all levels of riders and players, and the 2020-2021 roster includes players from six states and three previous disciplines. The team competes in the USPA’s intercollegiate tournaments against other universities and scrimmages with other teams in the Aiken community.
USC-AIKEN SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER: All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards travel and tournament fees in the 2021 season. To bid on an item, please comment on the photo with the amount of your bid. The minimum increase amount is $5.00. The silent auction will end on Friday, November 20 at midnight.