Learn about a local family’s heart-touching personal experience that inspired them to launch a fun polo event that fundraises for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Cincy Chic: What is Polo For Babies?
Megan Stacy of Polo For Babies: Polo For Babies is an annual charity polo match hosted by The Leonidas Foundation. The event raises money for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This year’s second annual event is being held on July 18th.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the event?
Stacy: Betsy and Chris Leonidas aka The Leonidas Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind Polo For Babies?
Stacy: Betsy and Chris’ daughter Adeline developed a very severe case of enterovirus and was admitted back into the hospital just seven days after birth. She experienced complete liver failure and a Stage 3 brain bleed as a result, but the care that Cincinnati Children’s provided was nothing short of a miracle. Feeling helpless and forever indebted to the amazing team there, Chris and Betsy vowed to always give back in any way they could. Polo has been a part of the family for two generations so they decided to take their love for the sport and use it as an opportunity to give back to the hospital, its patients and the local community. The Leonidas Foundation’s overall mission and goal is to raise money for infant and child research and care for years to come.
Cincy Chic: Where will the event be held?
Stacy: The event will take place at 4609 Kellogg Ave. in Cincinnati. The gates open at 2:00 p.m. and the game starts at 4:00 p.m.
Cincy Chic: What can guests attending Polo For Babies expect at this year’s event?
Stacy: General admission to Polo For Babies is $10. For this ticket option you’ll want to pack a chair and a picnic while enjoying the game field side. A Tailgate ticket is $50 and allows you to stuff your favorite friends, food and drinks in your car for a field-side set up. VIP tents range from $75 to $1,000. A table can be split with as many as 10 people. Food and alcohol are included in the ticket price. VIPers enjoy music and a silent auction packed with some awesome items, but keep in mind that half of the tent tickets are already sold.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Stacy: Visit The Leonidas Foundation’s website for more on the organization or click here for the Polo For Babies site. You can also learn more on Facebook or Instagram.