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NY State Senator Greg Ball Hosting the Salahis At Another Polo Campaign Fundraiser: This Time It May Be Legal

Greg Ball at The Courage Cup in 2005

A reader informed me that this coming Saturday, July 10th, the Victory Cup polo event will take place at the Greenwich Polo Club. Greg Ball who is now a New York State Senator is hosting a polo campaign fundraiser. My readers may recall, that Ball hosted his first polo campaign fundraiser back in 2005 — The Courage Cup. Only then, he didn’t tell anyone it was a fundraiser for his campaign. Courage Cup attendees thought they were supporting the Philadelphia-based charity, Work to Ride. The money from the event went to CUEG, which ironically stands for Citizens United for Ethical Growth. This PAC ended up transferring the funds to Ball’s campaign for New York State Assembly.

Ball asked me and some others to take over the planning for this polo match. We took over and it was a big success, and in the process the Washington Post and I discovered what Ball had been up to. The new team planning the event paid Ball’s unpaid bills, and had to fight him when he and the Salahis sued to take back control of the event. The Salahis moved on to form their now infamous America’s Cup of Polo (now bankrupt), and I’ve since retired the Courage Cup polo match, but am still working to help at-risk children through Courage for Kids.

Recently with the Work to Ride guys in Virginia - Daymar Rosser, Brandon Reese, and Kareem Rosser

According to this website and Daily Caller, Michaele Salahi has confirmed that she will attend. I question his judgement in inviting the Salahis to attend this event, but to be honest, I question much more than his judgement. When a politician begins his political career in this manner, you know it’s only going to get worse. I wish New Yorkers the best!

 

- Miss A

 

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