Polo Players Support Group Participates in Giving Tuesday and AmazonSmile Campaign
Wellington, Fla. - Dec. 2, 2019 - This week, Polo Player Support Group (PPSG) will be participating in GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement set to take place on Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving, December 3, 2019. The initiative will offer the opportunity for people around the world to show their support for PPSG, a 501(c)3 charity organization, as it continues its commitment to raising funds for seriously injured or ill polo players and grooms. In addition, those wishing to support PPSG will be able to contribute to the cause while shopping on Amazon. Thanks to AmazonSmile, shoppers can now designate a charity of choice, including PPSG, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the organization. Celebrate the season of giving by adding PPSG to your giving list this year!
The PPSG is very grateful for donations recently sent in memory of Anthony DePaula and Henry Stevens. These donations will allow the PPSG to continue its mission of providing financial assistance to seriously injured or ill players and grooms. Anthony and Henry gave back so much to polo and will be missed by everyone who knew them.
To continue in the spirit of giving, GivingTuesday encourages members of the community to do good by giving their time, a donation or even helping to raise awareness of organizations across the globe. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 and has since inspired millions of people to give back. To show your support to PPSG, please donate directly to our website by clicking HEREand selecting the donate button.
Cyber Monday shoppers can also assure that PPSG receives a contribution by designating PPSG as your charity of choice with AmazonSmile. Purchases made while shopping at smile.amazon.com will automatically help support a selected cause every time a transaction is completed by donating a portion of the profits to the organization. Conveniently shop thousands of Amazon's products at the same low price while enjoying the added bonus of Amazon's contribution to PPSG!
In 2000, the 40-Goal Rob Walton Benefit was created to raise money for 8-goal Polo Hall of Famer, Rob Walton, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a polo accident. In this inaugural event, many of the best polo players in the world donated their time and efforts to play this exhibition match and raise funds to help Walton meet his on-going medical expenses.
Through that display of incredible support from some of the best polo players in the world and the entire polo community, PPSG was born. Today, the PPSG has provided over $2.6 million to 82 seriously injured or ill polo players and grooms. PPSG is thrilled to further their mission and provide a larger platform for those that want to join the cause with the help of AmazonSmile and GivingTuesday.
U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the nonprofit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States founded in 1890, making it one of the oldest sports governing bodies. With a global footprint of $1.7 billion and worldwide distribution through 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores, department stores, independent retailers and e-commerce, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories, footwear, travel and home goods in 180 countries worldwide. Recently ranked the fourth-largest sports licensor and 36th overall in License Global magazine's 2019 list of "Top 150 Global Licensors," U.S. Polo Assn. now takes its place alongside such iconic sports brands as Major League Baseball, National Football League and National Basketball Association.