TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - In advance of Polo For Heart, the unique charity event that raises money for heart and stroke related charities, which takes place June 15, 16 and 17, media are invited to hop in the saddle and try their hand - quite literally - at swinging a polo mallet at The Polo For Heart Media Mallet Challenge.
In effort to learn more about Polo For Heart, obtain pre-event interviews, photos and footage, and ultimately help spread the word about the upcoming fundraising event, media are invited to Fox Crossing Farm on Tuesday, June 5. Professional polo players will be on-site playing a game and also to teach the basics of polo, and challenge media to see who can hit a ball the farthest. Media will be able to sit atop a real polo pony.
This year, Polo For Heart names Lloyd Robertson as Honorary Chair. With his life-long interest in horses, and support for cardiac-related causes, Polo For Heart was a perfect fit with the former TV news anchor.
About Polo For Heart
Taking place June 15,16 and 17, Polo For Heart enters its 33rd year as a unique charity event raising money for heart and stroke related charities. Proceeds from this year's Polo For Heart will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre For Stroke Recovery, as well as towards purchasing a new MRI machine at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket. Since Polo For Heart's inception, more than $5 million has been raised for heart and stroke related charities.
Visit www.poloforheart.org for more information.
|| Tuesday, June 5, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
|| Media Mallet Challenge; Atop a real polo pony, media can learn how to swing a mallet and learn some polo basics
|| Fox Crossing Farm, Polo Field
15050 Bathurst Street, King
|| Professional polo players
Heart and Stroke Foundation and Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation spokespeople
Polo For Heart spokesperson Cliff Sifton
Stroke survivor Joe Newton
For further information:
interviews or images please contact:
Fisher Agency PR
416 456 7650