Great Futures Polo Day is Back to Benefit Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club

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Great Futures Polo Day is Back to Benefit the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club
Celebrity Match to Include John Walsh and Nacho Figueras

WELLINGTON, Fla. (February 17, 2015)– Grand Champions Polo Club and International Polo Club plan to celebrate the success of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys  & Girls Club and honor its namesake with a day of polo. The ‘Great Futures Celebrity Polo Match’ and ‘Great Futures Brunch at Polo’ benefiting the local Wellington Club are planned for Sunday, March 15, 2015. Co-Chairmen include the following: Marc & Melissa Ganzi, Joe & Diana DiMenna, Marwan Mohey-El-Dien & Laura Guarisco and Ray & Terrie Mooney.

The Great Futures Boys & Girls Club Polo Day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. at Grand Champions Polo Club with a celebrity, three team, round robin polo match featuring Honorary Event Chairs, Ralph Lauren’s ‘face of Polo’ Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras and America’s Most Wanted/The Hunt star John Walsh. Co-Chairman, Melissa Ganzi, looks forward to hosting the ‘Great Futures Celebrity Polo Match’ at Grand Champions. Ganzi says, “Neil Hirsch has set a great example for our polo community by giving back to those who need us most here in Wellington – our children. This celebrity match will help us make an impact on the Club members, their families and our community.” The morning match will be free to the public. The three teams will also include top polo professionals and Patrons of the game.

The celebrity match will be followed by a 12:30 p.m. brunch at the International Polo Club. “We are expecting 200 sponsors and guests to join us for a wonderful culinary experience, followed by the 3 p.m. Piaget Gold Cup match,” added Ray Mooney, Director of Facilities for International Polo Club and member of the Board of Directors of the Wellington Boys & Girls Club.

Jaene Miranda, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, declares, “March 15 will be Boys & Girls Club Day at IPC. Our Club members and their families will have the opportunity to be an integral part of our celebration, including the singing of the national anthem.  A silent & live auction will be included in the afternoon festivities.” Miranda also adds, “I’d like to personally thank our dedicated and hard working committee members, Juan Salinas, Michelle Hall and Christin Rutz for all of their support.”

Proceeds from the day’s events support the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Clubs of Wellington, one of 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The Clubs provide services during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to nearly 6,000 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 throughout the County. The Clubs emphasize educational, vocational, social, recreational, health, leadership, and character building skills in a positive and safe atmosphere.  Through quality programs, the Club experience provides children with the guidance they need to make a healthy transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Sponsorships and tables of ten are available. For more information, please contact Kristen Cummins at (561) 683-3287 or kcummins@bgcpbc.org. For more details on Great Futures Boys & Girls Club Polo Day, visit www.bgcpbc.org.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

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