The signature polo match and classic car show returns
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the fifth consecutive year, Nissan presents Chukkers for Charity, a polo match and outdoor event with gates open 1 p.m. for tailgaters and 2 p.m. for patrons Aug. 26 at Riverview Farm, 1475 Moran Road in Franklin.
This year’s theme is “Up Up and Away” and marks 21 years of raising funds for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!. The opening ceremony is 2:45 p.m. with the polo match beginning around 3 p.m. Following the polo match, the Patrons’ Dinner begins 6:15 p.m.
In addition to the polo match, the event features a vintage car show parade during half time, a silent auction and tailgating competition. Guests are encouraged to participate in celebrating the theme through the décor of their individual cabana tailgating headquarters.
Tickets for 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 armbands and a cabana, two additional wristbands per cabana available for $50 each.
Honorary co-chairs for the 2017 event are Lexie Armstrong, Cathy Brown and Margaret Orthwein. Along with Title sponsor Nissan, other sponsors include Lipman Brothers – R.S. Lipman Company, The Andrews Agency, LBMC, Nashville Geek, Williamson Medical Center, Robertson Media Fgroup/YOUR Williamson, Lithographics, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Jack Daniel Distillery, Jackie & Barry Alexander, Associated Terminals/Turn Services, Ingram Entertainment Inc., Williamson Source, and AshBlue. Chukkers for Charity is hosted by Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram.
For tickets and more information, visit www.chukkersforcharity.net.
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 on-campus day programming 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! has served more than 1,300 children with disabilities, provided more than 50,000 hours of services, and cared for more than 130 noble horses who served our program for more than 25 years. Saddle Up! offers recreational therapeutic riding, physical and occupational therapy (called hippotherapy), a school-based equine assisted learning program, the Saddle Up! Equestrian Club, and workshops/seminars. More than 500 volunteers gave over 16,000 hours of service at Saddle Up! in 2016. Saddle Up! is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredit Center and the only member center in Tennessee of the American Hippotherapy Association. For more information, please visit www.saddleupnashville.org.
Photo credit: Peyton Hoge