On Saturday, June 16, 2012, gates will open at 11:00 a.m. at Great Meadow Polo Club, as world renowned celebrities John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted, Nacho Figueras, from Ralph Lauren Polo and Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the world famous Italian designer and President of Il Borro vineyard, in Arezzo, Italy demonstrate their polo finesse at the sixth annual Van Metre Polo Cup. The event will benefit Capital Caring which helps patients and loved ones make the most of every moment together by offering coordinated care, comfort and dignity to those living with serious illness. For 35 years, they have helped over 75,000 families cope with advanced illness by providing excellent pain relief and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and compassion to families across the region. Over 800 guests will gather in the historic Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia and enjoy the dazzling “sport of kings,” while sipping on cocktails and engaging in the time-honored tradition of a half-time divot stomp and a memorial dove release, during which attendees can honor a loved one.
“I am proud that once again the Van Metre Polo Cup will raise monies to help complete the new inpatient center,” said Dea Van Metre, longtime donor who oversees the Polo Cup. “The Van Metre family has a rich tradition of giving to hospice and this signature event demonstrates our ongoing commitment. We hope families will come out and enjoy a fun-filled day while making a difference in the lives of the seriously ill.”
“Regionally only 30 percent of those eligible for hospice care are accessing it, while demand for hospice care will grow as our aging population surges,” said Capital Caring Board Member, philanthropist and successful entrepreneur Len Adler. “There is a critical shortage of inpatient hospice beds for a community of our size. This new inpatient center will not only help close this gap, it will be a national model for excellence in hospice and palliative care.”
The Adler Center for Caring on the Van Metre Campus is projected to be built by Summer 2013. Over $13 million has been raised.
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Great Meadow Polo Club
5089 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA 20198
Individuals who wish to contribute can attend the Polo Cup by contacting Carol Cassidy, Vice President of Resource Development at 703-531-2399 or via email at email@example.com. In addition, commemorative bricks are available to families who may wish to honor a loved one who has died by purchasing a brick with a personal inscription. These bricks will be part of the new Center. All contributions are tax deductible.