Sunday, October 25, 2009

Polo for the Point in Walterboro

A fundraiser for the Colleton Center in Walterboro saw Buck Limehouse volunteer his equestrian facilities near Walterboro for a charity polo match. The Colleton Center is a non-profit group with a mission to renovate the Hampton Street Auditorium in downtown Walterboro so that it can be a premiere museum and arts civic center. Their capital campaign is called 'Raise the Point' and has drawn support from the S.C. Arts Commission and local business leaders. The first annual Polo for the Point was held under sunny conditions that were excellent for the tailgating patrons that arrived when the gates opened at noon.  The four on four benefit polo match was quite entertaining at 3 p.m. and Buck Limehouse provided a color commentary that helped explain all of the on-field activities. Colleton Center Executive Director Harriet Bonds hopes that this polo match will become a tradition in Walterboro.

To view blog entries from past polo click 2013 or 2012 or 2011.

Photos By Jeff Dennis: Eduard DesFranc leads the Red Team onto the polo field, the festive tent for event sponsors shows a flare for Fall, Polo ponies surround the goal post during play, Patrons Michael Smith, Chris Rowe, Jamey Copeland and Jim Nolte support Polo for the Point

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