Polo comes to town on Sunday Oct. 30 | News | The Press and Standard

by | October 23, 2016 5:00 am

Last Updated: October 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm

On Sunday Oct. 30, the Colleton Center and the Limehouse family will host the eighth annual Polo for the Point. The benefit polo match will be held at the Limehouse Polo Field, Highway 15 N, 7201 Jefferies Highway, approximately seven miles north of Walterboro. Proceeds will benefit The Colleton Center and be used to continue the preservation and restoration of the performing arts center.
A tailgating event, Polo for the Point is open to the public.
Buck Limehouse says the family always looks forward to hosting this unique event. “Polo for the Point promotes a positive image for Walterboro and Colleton County. This event serves as an important fundraiser for the Hampton Street Auditorium at the center, which benefits all citizens. The players donate their time for a day of fun for the entire community. We always appreciate the support the community and the sponsors show for Polo for the Point.” Limehouse is especially proud that granddaughter Eliza, a student at Clemson University and a new cast member of the TV Series, “Southern Charm,” will be playing on one of the teams.
The gates will open at 12 noon, with activities beginning at 1 p.m., and the game at 2 p.m. Activities during the day will also include best tailgate and best hat contests, traditional stomping of the divots, and for children, pony rides, trick or treating, face painting and Balloons by Becky.  There will also be many raffle and silent auction items offered.
Several levels of sponsorships, including preferred parking and space, tickets and advertising in the program, are available.  General admission for adults is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate, and $5 for children under 12 in advance or at the gate.  Tickets are available in Walterboro at Consignment Envy, It’s Retail Therapy, the S.C. Artisans Center, The Colleton Center (494 Hampton St) or at the gate on Oct. 30.
The Colleton Center is a 501C(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide for the preservation and renovation of the historic Hampton Street Elementary School and for the development of an arts and civic center.  Though the Colleton Center will be soon renovating the auditorium with the help of the Capital Project Sales Tax Initiative, the center must continue to raise funds for operations, building upkeep, and future, additional restoration needs.  Past polo proceeds have been used to replace a roof on the backstage, resolve leak and structural issues, repair sound equipment and replace house and stage lighting to name a few.
For more information on Polo for the Point, please contact the Colleton Center office at 843-549-8360 or colletonctr@lowcountry.com.

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