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Come Along, Valentines to Jamaica with Team USA

Jamaica's Hanover Charities Week

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

For over 60 years, one love and philanthropy have converged on the island nation for Valentines weekend, creating the most anticipated events of the Caribbean calendar - the Sugar Cane Ball and the Chukka-Hanover Charities Polo Match. 

Captain Dan Keating will lead Team USA for the challenge to the tropics to help support needy causes in Jamaica for a fundraising agenda of events organized by Hanover Charities and the Chukka Foundation, culminating in the annual Sugar Cane Ball on Sat., Feb. 18 and the Hanover Charity Match on Sun., Feb. 19 featuring USA vs. Jamaica...inviting Newport Polo fans to experience the extravaganza! "

Columbus once described Jamaica as “the fairest land that eyes have beheld".  As its reputation for abundant natural beauty spread, Jamaicans became equally equipped in the art of hospitality.  

Tickets are available for the events at https://www.hanovercharities.com/product/support-us/.  Tickets for the polo match are also sold at various outlets in Jamaica as well as at the entrance to the polo field.  There is no charge for admission to the soccer match, the art opening, or the preview party. 

Visit Jamaica website offers countless ideas for activities & adventure to suite your style, lodging and other travel services. Popular choices include team headquarters at Toby Resort in Montego Bay, Couples Resorts and legendary Jamaica Inn, as well as celebrity retreats in the immediate area, Round Hill ResortThe Tryall Club, and Grand Palladium

Hanover Charities is the largest non-profit, 501c3 organization in Western Jamaica. Celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in 2017, Hanover Charities since its inception has invested millions of US$ to the parish of Hanover. Hanover Charities plays a major role in Hanover Parish and covers a wide range of projects for its citizens from the very young to seniors. Funds generated from the weekend’s events go towards the foundation’s several initiatives including implementing programs to feed children, the elderly and the indigent, funding health clinics, supporting organizations that promote positive values and education for children, and contributing to scholarships for deserving local students.

The Chukka Foundation is dedicated to achieving immediate and lasting changes to the lives of children, youth and families in their local communities. Empowering through education, scholarships and improving lives and offering our philanthropic support. The Chukka Foundation also promotes responsible and compassionate care towards animal welfare.  Over the past ten years, the Foundation has assisted with offering scholarships, improving classrooms, assisting schools, environmental projects, animal welfare and scholarships for local students.


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