The Windsor Charitable Foundation Board is pleased to announce Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, the Literary Services of Indian River County, and the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County as the three benefitting charities for the 2020 Windsor Charity Polo Cup. The net proceeds for the biennial polo event, taking place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, will be donated to all three charities in support of their respective causes.
“The Foundation’s goal for the biennial polo event is to benefit multiple charities in our community that support the needs of children, adults and animals,” said Betsy Hanley, President of Windsor and Vice Chair of the Foundation Board. “As our event has grown significantly over the years, we have made the decision to support three local charities that meet our criteria and we want the Foundation’s donation to make a major impact on each organization.”
The three selected charities have earned a Gold Star and 3-Star ratings by GuideStar and Charity Navigator respectively, which are two of the nation’s leading charity assessment organizations. All three charities are locally based, have Windsor Members on their boards and have a substantial number of Windsor Members as supporters and donors. The Windsor Charitable Foundation Board believes its support of these three charities will make a significant impact and help the Foundation continue to elevate the Windsor Charity Polo Cup as a premier sporting event and the Foundation’s flagship fundraiser.
The Windsor Charity Polo Cup is recognized as the signature high-goal charity polo match of the season and the 2018 event featured an exciting roster of top-level international players, including Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras and Rodrigo Andrade. The 2018 Charity Polo Cup raised $280,000 for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s charities at the local and national level.
More information on plans for the 2020 Windsor Charity Polo Cup are forthcoming. For more information about the Windsor Charitable Foundation, please contact Pat Palmer at 772 388 8441, firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.windsorflorida.com/the-windsor-charitable-foundation/.
About the 2020 Event Beneficiaries
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County (BGCIRC) – BGCIRC serves children through their after-school and summer programming. The Vero Beach facility opened in the fall of 2010 and features an education center, technology lab, and teen center, as well as art, multipurpose, and game rooms. Plans are currently underway for the new construction of a multipurpose recreational facility. www.bgcirc.org
Literary Services of Indian River County (LSIRC) – LSIRC is committed to providing quality literacy tutoring to local adults so that they and their families can become more contributing members of the community through improved literacy skills. Their volunteer tutors provide free, confidential and one-to-one tutoring to individuals aged 16 and older or within group settings at the request of local employers. www.literaryservicesirc.org
Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVBIRC) – HSVBIRC operates as one of only three “open door” animal shelters on Florida’s east coast with the help of a team of over 750 volunteers. They provide humane care and shelter for homeless pets, regardless of their health, age, or potential for adoption. HSVBIRC places adoptable pets in permanent homes, they promote spaying and neutering, as well as responsible pet ownership. www.hsvb.org
Windsor is a private residential sporting club community spanning 425 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living. Residents enjoy privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. windsorflorida.com
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