FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan’s 22nd annual Chukkers for Charity’s theme is “Diamonds and Divots,” celebrating an afternoon of polo with all female players for the first time, beginning with opening ceremonies 2:45 p.m. and the polo match beginning 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Riverview Farm.
Chukkers for Charity raises funds for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! and has raised $2.1 million over the last 21 years.
Chukkers for Charity is the largest polo event in Middle Tennessee and features a vintage car show parade during half time, a silent auction and cabana decorating competition. Guests are encouraged to participate in celebrating the theme through the décor of their individual cabana tailgating headquarters. For the first time, Chukkers for Charity will feature a hat contest as well as best dressed in their favorite party attire for the event.
Co-chairs for the 2018 event are Matt Paco and Nina Lindley. Along with Nissan as Title sponsor, additional sponsors include Ironhorse Farms, LBMC, Williamson Medical Center, D'Andrews Bakery, Jack Daniel Distillery, Jackie and Barry Alexander, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Associated Terminals/Turn Services, Publix Super Markets Charities, Regions Bank, Lipman Brothers - R.S. Lipman Company, Ortale Kelley, Waste Industries, Ingram Entertainment and Lithographics.
The gates for the event will open at 1 p.m. for tailgaters and 2 p.m. for patrons. Following the polo match, dinner will begin in the Patrons Tent at 5:15 p.m.
Fieldside Patron Tables are available for $2,500 per table of 10. Standard Patron Tables are available for $1,750 per table of 10 or $175 per individual ticket. Tailgating cabanas are available for $300, which includes six wristbands and a cabana, two additional wristbands per cabana available for $50 each. To purchase tickets, visit www.chukkersforcharity.net.
For more information, call 615-794-1150 ex. 320 or visit https://bit.ly/2taeUIv to purchase tickets.
Photo credit: Peyton Hoge Photos
About Rochelle Center
In 1968, long time area educator W.R. Rochelle, began the foundation for the agency to offer supports for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These supports would enhance skills necessary for these individuals to become as independent as possible in our community. Today's Rochelle Center continues that mission with community integration, employment, in addition to residential services. For more information, call 601.254.0673 or visit www.rochellecenter.org.
About Saddle Up!
The mission of Saddle Up! is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses. Saddle Up! offers recreational therapeutic riding, physical and occupational therapy (hippotherapy), a school-based equine assisted learning program, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, and workshops/seminars. Saddle Up! is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and the only member center in Tennessee of the American Hippotherapy Association. For more information, visit www.saddleupnashville.org.
The Andrews Agency