2021 All Charity Day Benefit Match

Supporting Local Nonprofits

Time: August 1, 2021 5:00 PM

Location: Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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The Newport International Polo Series 5th annual All Charity Day will be on Sunday, August 1, 2021, as a fun afternoon for supporters of dozens of 501-c-3 organizations to enjoy exciting polo action and benefit local civic and charitable organizations.  The classic 6-chukker match will begin at 5pm.

Organizations are invited to register and plan a day at polo with their supporters, hosted by Newport Polo at the International Polo Grounds. Opportunities to participate are open to qualified 501-3c organizations. For participation guidelines and to register your organization, please complete this form.

Entry gates will open at 3pm.  Please bring your tickets to show at the gate.

The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  Admission tickets will be available in advance from the participating organizations listed below (follow a link to support your favorite cause; new participating orgs and their respective ticket sales links will be added regularly); 100% of their ticket sales proceeds are retained by the organizations to support their worthy missions, for the welfare of our community.  PLEASE PRESENT YOUR TICKETS for admission at the entry gates.  2021 Season passes will be honored and walk-up ticket sales will be available for purchase at the entry gates starting at 3pm.

BOUTIQUE VENDORS (More TBA):

  • Pro shop

REFRESHMENTS (MORE TBA):

  • Patio Bar
  • Chelsea's Creamery

The 2019 All Charity Day drew over 2,000 spectators, raising $22,000 for the 20 participating organizations.  The beautiful, sunny July day included festive parties hosted by the organizations, fabulous raffle and silent auction prizes and a victory for Newport White over Newport Red after a high-scoring match. 

The Benefit Match this year is August 1, 2021.  Through its 30 year history, Newport Polo has raised over $1.5 million for civic and charitable organizations. Initiatives include the Annual Charity Gala, special benefit matches, and countless ticket donations for the Newport International Polo Series.

For the status of the upcoming match, call the 24-hour info hotline (401) 846-0200 x2. Stay current with the 2021 team lineup, latest news, events and more through our e-Magazine (sign up), and our Game Day Scorecard (sign up).  Both email subscriptions are private and spam free.

 

2021 Participants (More TBA)

 

Alzheimer's Association

Serving all of Rhode Island, the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Learn more about Alzheimer's Association here.


Be Great For Nate

Be Great For Nate Logo  Be Great For Nate is a nonprofit organization with a goal of supporting youth in following their passions and interests. The organization began in 2018 after the passing of 15 year old Nathan Bruno. Since then a group of his friends began the Every Student Initiative, which is a youth social advocacy program that aims to review, revise and create policies and procedures to increase the amount of social emotional support available to teens and youth in their schools and communities. As an organization we will be rolling out many different programs, scholarships and services over the next several year. Our goal is to end suicide and push everyone to always be great for Nate!

Learn more about Be Great For Nate here.


Boy Scouts of America Troup 82

Troop 82 offers outdoor adventure, friendship, fun and leadership training in an atmosphere of support and positive values.  They are an active troop committed to help scouts become successful, independent and morally strong adults.  Troop 82 is currently in our 55th year serving the youth of Portsmouth RI!

Learn more about BSA Troop 82 here.


Boys Town New England

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Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. We believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background. Boys Town New England cares for children, families, and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind, and spirit. In 2018, we were able to provide support to over 1,200 children and over 500 families throughout RI and MA.

Learn more about Boys Town New England here.


 

Community String Project

The Community String Project provides affordable and accessible string instrument instruction to youth and adults in the East Bay area and beyond.

Learn more about Community String Project here.

Purchase tickets in support of Community String Project here.


Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. 

Founded in 1989, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501 C (3) organization that utilizes equine-related activities for the therapy of individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional differences. Uniquely, horses are our treatment partners. Greenlock is a PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center. We provide Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding services to children and adults, as young as two years old, in RI and southeastern MA. We charge substantially less than other programs in the northeastern United States, and serve approximately 150 clients per week. Fundraising and donations subsidize our program fees.  

Learn more about Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc here.


Melville Parent Teacher Group

The Melville Parent Teacher Group (MPTG) provides the necessary support, financial and otherwise, to Melville School for the enrichment of the education of our children and to maintain lines of communication between the school’s teachers, administrators, and parents. All parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators of students attending Melville School are welcome to participate in the MPTG.

Learn more about the MPTG here.


Newport County YMCA Special Olympics Team and Inclusion Program

In 2008, the Newport County YMCA, a 501c3 charitable organization, started a Special Olympics Team with a single athlete and now serves the needs of over one hundred special needs children and adults.  The Y offers inclusion programs that are designed to give our athletes the opportunity to participate in recreational and therapeutic activities. The Y also provides an environment that fosters growth and is changing the lives our athletes. All programs are centered around the Y’s core values of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, while focusing on developing both physical and social skills that lasts a lifetime.

Learn more about the Newport County YMCA Special Olympics Team here.


North Kingstown VFA Post 152

North Kingstown VFW Post 152 enjoys supporting their fellow veterans and the community as a whole. Selecting programs and partners that assist veterans from WWII to OIF/OEF, we are able to continue enhancing the lives of thousands through community service programs and special projects. Understanding the current-day veteran community is far more diverse than it was 20 or 30 years ago, we put service at the forefront of what we do. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work every day to make a difference. It's our strength as an organization growing stronger with each new membership.

Learn more about VFA Post 152 here.


 Portsmouth Dog Park Committee

The Portsmouth Dog Park Committee is committed to raising the remaining construction funds for the Portsmouth Dog Park, which is located just past the Melville Ponds Campgrounds on Smith Road off Bradford Road; and also to help maintain the park; plan for and fund upgrades such as an agility area and solar lighting for the winter months from 4 to 8 PM.  The dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, a water supply for dogs and their owners/handlers, shade and benches.  The two-acre park is open daily from dawn to dusk, rain or shine.  The Portsmouth Dog Park just celebrated its second anniversary of operation and is enjoyed by dogs and their owners from near and far.

Learn More about the Portsmouth Dog Park Committee and purchase tickets here.



San Pancho Animales

San Pancho Animales is an organization that plans to eliminate animal suffering primarily in the Pueblo of San pancho, Nayarit, Mexico. We provide education and veterinary services to shape an environment of care. 

Learn more about San Pancho Animales here


West Place Animal Sanctuary

 West Place Animal Sanctuary is Rhode Island's largest farm animal rescue, working with authorities to provide refuge to animals that have been victims of cruelty, abuse or neglect. West Place also rehabilitates wildlife, and handles the lost dogs in two local towns. More than 15 species - alpaca to donkeys to golden pheasants - call West Place Animal Sanctuary their forever home. ?Furthering its commitment to the community, West Place also offers educational internship opportunities to students seeking to make a difference for animals. 

Learn more about West Place Animal Sanctuary here.

Purchase tickets in support of West Place Animal Sanctuary here.

 


Women's Fund of Rhode Island

The Women's Fund of RI's mission is to invest in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant making and strategic partnerships designed to achieve gender equity through systemic change.

Learn more about the Women's Fund of RI here.