2017 - Wellington, FL
– Inspired by the spirit of service on Martin Luther
King Day, over 800 spectators, donors and families
joined forces on Monday, January 16, to raise awareness
and donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
at the 4th annual Polo For A Purpose at the
International Polo Club. The charity polo match featured
eight of the sport’s top athletes, featuring Honorary
Chairman & Brand Ambassador, Brandon Phillips, Nick
Manifold, Kris Kampsen, and Jeff Hall, representing
and Nic Roldan, Mariano Gracida, Martin Pepa and Jeff
Blake on Hadden Landscape.
Guests enjoyed an incredible
luncheon and an exciting silent and live auction that
had bidders eager to participate. Although the game
ended with a 7-5 win by Pegasus Builders, everyone went
home a winner, especially those positively affected by
the event’s contributions, which raised over $520,000.
Drawn to LLS’ mission, Event Chair, PJ Rizvi, led the
festivities alongside Brandon Phillips, a cancer
survivor, to create a fun event for all ages, while
fundraising for a serious cause. In memory of her sister
Penny, and for those who continue to battle this
horrible disease, Polo For A Purpose will bring the
world one step closer in finding a cure.
Following the match, the Gipsy Sound Revolution
(formally Gypsy Kings) kept the ecxitiement going, playing to
a packed crowd of guests, dancing to the infectious
sounds of the Spanish Rumba. “As a cancer survivor, I
truly understand the importance of bringing awareness
and funding to this cause,” says Brandon Phillips. “This
year was our biggest and most successful event to date.
I believe we reached our goal of $520k and I look
forward to making next year’s even bigger by reaching
our goal of $1 million,” says Phillips.
Some of the event sponsors included: Peacock Ridge LLC,
Postage Stamp Farm, Hadden Landscape, Pegasus Builders,
The Wedell Family Foundation, Marshall & Sterling
Insurance, Kit Miller & Associates, Taylor Harris
Insurance Services, Virgin Limited, Virgin Produced,
Tiffany & Co., V2 JETS and Sea Cap.
more information, call the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(561) 616-8682 or visit