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$1.2M

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Polo for Life, Inc., founded by Terrie Mooney and Brandon Phillips in November of 2018, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to support research and treatments for pediatric cancers.

In 2014, Terrie and Brandon created Polo for a Purpose, a charity polo match and luncheon designed to benefit the local Palm Beach chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Brandon, a childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, wanted to help give back to the community that had supported him. Since it’s inaugural year, more than $1.2M has been raised to support the LLS’s efforts to find a cure for blood cancers.

Since the beginning, Terrie and Brandon’s vision has been to bring the Polo for a Purpose event concept to cities throughout the United States. As the Wellington, Fla., based Polo for a Purpose event grew, so did the potential for the fundraiser to be replicated in other locales.

Polo for Life is the realization of that vision, with plans already underway for Polo for a Purpose events to take place in Greenwich, CT in 2019 and Wellington, Fla. In 2020.

We are grateful for the many volunteers, sponsors and event committee members who have provided their support as we embark on this new adventure. Without their dedication, none of this would be possible.

We invite you to join us along the way. For more information, please email info@poloforlife.org or visit us on social media.

BRANDON PHILLIPS

During his almost 20 years as a professional polo player and 5-goal handicap, Brandon Phillips has captured some of the sport’s most coveted trophies. However, even though he has realized his dream to play at the top of his sport of polo, it is not the biggest goal he has achieved. Surviving stage four lymphoma has been his greatest accomplishment.

Brandon has been riding horses since he was 18 months old and at 11 played his first match at the Toronto Polo Club, becoming the youngest player there at that time. Everything seemed to be falling into place for Brandon until the day he woke up with severe swelling and an aching pain in his right leg. Twenty-four hours later, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Though Brandon’s parents did not tell him at the time, his doctor’s gave him six weeks to live. Brandon was 14 years old.

Brandon endured five grueling months of intensive chemotherapy sessions but never lost his spirit and never accepted death as an option. Brandon beat the odds and went into remission. Recovery meant returning to school and friends, but also an altered outlook that would change the course of his life forever. Those months spent in a hospital bed fighting for his life made Brandon realize how previous each moment is. Once he recovered, he made sure not to take anything for granted and was thankful for every new day. He vowed to dedicate his life to doing what he loved — playing polo. Since then, Brandon has established himself as one of the world’s most talented polo players.

EVENTS

Since the beginning, Terrie and Brandon’s vision has been to bring the Polo for a Purpose event concept to cities throughout the United States. As the Wellington, Fla., based Polo for a Purpose event grew, so did the potential for the fundraiser to be replicated in other locales.

WELLINGTON, FL*

Monday January 20th, 2020

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