Athleticism & Altruism

Pursuit Final 80 X 40 Nygren

“Pursuit,” oil on canvas, 80 x 40 inches

It’s been said that polo is not just a sport, it’s a way of living, and so it is for those who call Windsor home, where a polo field the size of nine official football fields is the scene of many a thrilling match.

However, when it comes to celebrity power, nothing compares to the biennial Windsor Charity Polo Cup. On Saturday, Feb. 15, residents of the private barrier island community and guests will gather to cheer on a roster of top-level international players.

Presented by PNC Bank and co-chaired by the Honorable Hilary M. Weston, Windsor co-founder and former lieutenant governor of Ontario, Canada, and Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of Italian footwear designer and head of the family wine business, the Charity Polo Cup is not only the premier sporting event of the season, it’s a fundraiser that benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, Literacy Services of Indian River County and the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County. The 2018 event raised $280,000 for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s charities and sights are set even higher this time around. It’s an exciting win-win for everyone: players, attendees and three local charities alike.

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