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Polo returns Saturday afternoon to the Triangle

Saturday’s polo match at Crooked Creek Farms in Hurdle Mills will be the third annual charity event held by the Triangle Polo Club.
Saturday’s polo match at Crooked Creek Farms in Hurdle Mills will be the third annual charity event held by the Triangle Polo Club.

Polo returns Saturday afternoon to the Triangle with the third annual Triangle Charity Polo Classic at Crooked Creek Farm in Hurdle Mills.

All proceeds from this event will go to Transitions Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center.

General admission tickets are available for $20 online at www.trianglecharitypoloclassic.com or at the gate, with general admission parking for $10. Children under 10 are admitted free.

Spectators may bring their own chairs and food; food trucks will be onsite for purchasing snacks and drinks. VIP Lounge Tent tickets for guaranteed seating, food, beverages and a silent auction also will be on sale for $40 a ticket.

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens will serve as master of ceremonies, and Earl McKee, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, will help with the ceremonial bowl-in. Brigadier General Robert L. Johnson, one of the “founding fathers” of polo in North Carolina will throw in the first ball.

At halftime, spectators are invited to take part in the traditional divot stomp on the field, to replace the grass divots turned over by the horses during play.

A parade of teams starts at 2 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony. The polo action will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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